It's official. The Nicollet Mall Macy's will close in March. The building has been sold and, although a firm closing date has not yet been set, a liquidation sale is slated to begin Monday, January 9.
Macy's representatives confirmed the news in a meeting with members of the Minneapolis city council on January 5, and also notified state authorities that "up to 379 people could be idled sometime between March 6 and March 19," according to news reports in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The two restaurants on the 12th floor, The Oak Grill and the Skyroom, will close January 27.
The buyer, New York-based 601W Cos., reportedly will transform the space into modern offices that could conceivably employ as many as 2,000 people. There is also…