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Plans for replacing old Macy’s with restaurants at Valley View Mall to go before city committees this week



We could see part of the Valley View Mall demolished during the first half of the new year, to be replaced by new restaurants.

La Crosse’s plan commission and a city council committee both have proposals for the demolition of the Macy’s store on their agendas for meetings on Tuesday night. The vacant Macy’s space at Valley View opened as Dayton’s in 1980, as an original anchor store in the mall, and later was occupied by Marshall Field before becoming a Macy store.

According to documents on the city’s website, the Macy’s could be torn down between February and May of this year. New businesses described as a coffee shop, an Asian restaurant, and a chicken restaurant, reportedly a Raising Cane’s franchise, would be built on the Macy’s site later in the year.

The GMX development group from Illinois also has proposed a new car wash for that location. The proposals for the Macy’s space were referred for a month by the city council at its December meeting.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. no

    January 2, 2024 at 9:04 am

    Not restaurants, it’s fast food franchises.
    Places and things no one wanted nor needs ,especially in that area that’s already filled with
    just absolute garbage.

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