Sarah McKenzie

Marshall Field's chain may be sold; Downtown flagship's future uncertain


The fate of one of Downtown's icons -- the former Dayton's store that is now Marshall Field's -- is uncertain after Target Corp.'s March 10 announcement that it was looking for buyers for its department store divisions.

Target Corp. officials did not speak to the Downtown store's specific future in a March 10 statement announcing the possible sale. Carolyn Brookter, a Target Corp. spokesperson, would not comment on specific plans for the Nicollet Mall store.

The company did not name potential bidders, but industry experts immediately started speculating.


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