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Continued: Lileks: St. Paul Macy's has future as a museum

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 9, 2014 - 6:51 PM

If nothing else it would be instructive for youths, since those who do not remember the past are doomed to pay $79 for it at Urban Outfitters in five years.

My solution is always the same and perennially impractical: Tear it down and build what was there before. All the old buildings. You’d have an instant historically accurate entertainment district. You could have actors dressed up as bureaucrats from the urban renewal period locked in the stocks, with bushels of ripe tomatoes nearby. Don’t worry: They’d be paid well and would suffer no harm to their reputations.

Like I said: historically accurate.

 

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