What's Next for Macy's

by Bill Krannich | Mar 12, 2013
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I would take the old Macy’s building and deed that square block to the various Native American tribes in Minnesota that does not have any money coming in from gaming. Then the million dollars can be used for remodeling the building into a multipurpose use, 1) a Native Americans in Minnesota Cultural Center (not just the tribes which would benefit from the Casino). 2) A portion of the display can be used for other Native American Tribes from the around the country and attract more visitors. 3) A Casino which makes the center self-sustaining (along with the tribes). 4) A multi-media, state of the art performance stage to attract decent acts along with Native American Dances, and 5) use the old restaurant for a Five Star Restaurant.

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What's Next for Macy's

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

I would take the old Macy’s building and deed that square block to the various Native American tribes in Minnesota that does not have any money coming in from gaming. Then the million dollars can be used for remodeling the building into a multipurpose use, 1) a Native Americans in Minnesota Cultural Center (not just the tribes which would benefit from the Casino). 2) A portion of the display can be used for other Native American Tribes from the around the country and attract more visitors. 3) A Casino which makes the center self-sustaining (along with the tribes). 4) A multi-media, state of the art performance stage to attract decent acts along with Native American Dances, and 5) use the old restaurant for a Five Star Restaurant.

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What makes my idea different is that it brings a sense of fairness to the other tribes in Minnesota who do not receive any monies from gambling. This will help get them off of government assistance along with creating a top notch cultural center for schools and other visitors and thereby benefiting the entire population of Minnesota as an added tourist attraction complementing the History Center, the Science Museum and the History Theater.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It will generate income in taxes as we limit the casino to only one restaurant. The local businesses will increase in revenue, from the city parking garages, bars, and clubs. With the light rail only a block away, more travelers will come in; street traffic will increase the property value for landowners and increase the tax table for the city. On the Wild and(soon to be) Saints game days, people will spend more time and money in the city. Hotels, now owned by the tribes, will also benefit. St. Paul will also benefit from the High School Tournament weekends as travelers from across the state will not travel down to the nearby casinos. The Winter Carnival can partner with the tribes and high-light them in the parades along with promotional events for the week of the Carnival - creating jobs

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How will this be remembered? It is an acknowledgement towards the Native tribes that inhabit our state, along with recognition of the tribes that do not benefit from a close proximity to the Twin Cities. By giving back land to the Natives in a major metropolitan city, St Paul will be remembered by its humanitarian efforts towards reconciling the relationships between European Settlers and the Native population with the cultural center that it will create.

Angel Kurt said: We could always do something that we could also benefit from and not thinking solely on the things that we might be dealing with. - ... about this Competition Entry. - 2597 days ago read more >

Bill Krannich submitted this idea. - 2873 days ago