|Quoting AM744 (Reply 2):|
That'd be SWEET. I've been to MSP and love the city. Maybe the can make it work, after all NW is a partner. Also, it could be promoted as a shopping destination a-la San Antonio. Are clothes still tax exempted? They were in 2000 and I got some real bargains.
Yes, clothing is still exempt from sales tax in Minnesota. Minnesota Sales Tax only applies to items which are not considered "essentials of life," which are considered to be food, clothing and shelter. Of course, there are strange parts to this. Cooked or hot food, like from a restaurant, has sales tax. Food, unprepared, say from a grocery store, is not taxed. Apparently cooked food from a restaurant is not considered "essential to life." There is no sales tax on housing or rental housing. But there is sales tax on hotel rooms. Items at the grocery store which you can't eat are taxed. For example, you can buy soda to drink, no tax. The plastic straws to drink the soda with? Taxed.
It is no coincidence that the Mall of America is right next to MSP
airport and that a train will take you there directly. Further, it is very likely you will even APPROACH over the Mall of America while landing
If you DO
come to visit us in MSP
and would like to go shopping, we'd love to have you! Like I said, the Mall of America is right next to the airport. But if you want to find better deals, I suggest renting a car (or finding a friend in Minneapolis who likes to shop as well, or catching a bus) and visiting some of the other malls, such as Southdale, Rosedale, Brookdale, Ridgedale (colloquially 'the Dales'), Burnsville Center, any of the shops in Downtown Minneapolis, Eden Prairie Center, etc. All of these malls have better deals. You may fare better, say at Macy's in Southdale or Downtown Minneapolis, than the Mall of America.