Treasure Island Center, former Macy’s, has its grand opening and ribbon cutting in St. Paul

Five years after Macy’s closed in downtown St. Paul, city officials and business leaders on Tuesday celebrated its former building’s reopening as Treasure Island Center, a mixed-use project with offices, a brewery and a practice ice rink for the Minnesota Wild.

“We thought this was too crucial of an intersection to leave it to chance. … We felt we had to do something,” said Lee Krueger, president of the St. Paul Port Authority, which purchased the property in 2014 and then went on to lead the development.

Five years after Macy’s closed in downtown St. Paul, city officials and business leaders on Tuesday celebrated its former building’s reopening as Treasure Island Center, a mixed-use project with offices, a brewery and a practice ice rink for the Minnesota Wild.

“We thought this was too crucial of an intersection to leave it to chance. … We felt we had to do something,” said Lee Krueger, president of the St. Paul Port Authority, which purchased the property in 2014 and then went on to lead the development.