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MAP IMAGE FROM GOOGLE EARTH The Macy’s store on King Street and Fort Street Mall, a prominent fixture in downtown Honolulu, is shown in January, weeks before it closed on Feb. 23.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STADVERTISER.COM Shoppers descended Friday on the Fort Street Mall farmers market, which is held next to the now-closed Macy’s store. Ideas for revitalizing the downtown area include innovative use of space, such as “vertical farms” that could be established atop urban high-rises.
STAR-ADVERTISER In 2001, signage was changed when Macy’s came to downtown after taking over Liberty House. Last month, that Macy’s store closed, leaving the prime spot vacant and fueling speculation about what would be coming in.
2013 JANUARY 3 CTY Macy's on Fort St. Mall closing. SA photo by Craig T. Kojima