1902: George Dayton builds at 7th and Nicollet Av.
1903: The existing retail store, Goodfellow’s, takes the Dayton name.
1913: Addition completed.
1929: Another addition finished.
1947: The site expands to three quarters of the block and rises 12 stories.
1947: The Oak Grill and Skyroom restaurants open.
1969: Dayton’s merges with Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Co.
1983: Last of the five Dayton brothers, grandsons of the founder, retire.
1990: Dayton-Hudson buys Chicago’s Marshall Field’s.
2000: Dayton-Hudson Corp. is renamed Target Corp.
2001: The Minneapolis store is rebranded Marshall Field’s.
2004: Target Corp. sells its department stores to May Department Stores Corp.
2005: May merges with Federated Department Stores.
2006: Federated Department Stores renames the Minneapolis store Macy’s.
2013: Macy’s closes its downtown St. Paul store.
2015: Macy’s announces commitment to preserve flagship stores including Minneapolis.
Wednesday: Macy’s announces it will sell its downtown Minneapolis store to a New York investment firm for $40 million.
Sources: MNopedia, Target Corp., Macy’s, Star Tribune archives