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Saks Off Fifth Finds a New Haven in Downtown Minneapolis

Saks'll be back.

Saks'll be back.

Well, that was fast. Just weeks after Saks Off Fifth closed its downtown location, representatives for the store just announced this morning that it will be relocating to a new spot in Minneapolis with street-level and skyway access.

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It's not a total surprise that Saks will being keeping a downtown location, since reps had already confirmed that the company was exploring other retail lease options while they were in the process of closing the Saks Off Fifth property in Gaviidae Common.

The store will head across the street and take over the old Office Depot location in City Center on Nicollet and 6th Street. The new location will sprawl a whopping 40,321 square feet with the store divided into two levels.

"This city has been a strong market for us, and Minneapolis City Center provides us with a vibrant location in which to serve our exceedingly loyal customers," says Jonathan Greller, President of Hudson's Bay Company Outlets in a press release. "We look forward to continuing to be the fashion destination for shoppers looking for exceptional merchandise at great value."

The Saks brand -- as Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Off Fifth -- has been a presence in downtown Minneapolis for 25 years, and it looks like they're aiming to stretch that number as far as they can. Other retail spots in City Center include Brooks Brothers, Len, and Allan Edmonds, plus Macy's is just a few short steps away through the skyway.

If all goes according to plan, the new location will open in April 2016.