Macons Cherry Street reopened about noon Monday after it was closed for nearly an hour because of a suspicious package between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Third Street.
Lt. Wilton Collins, a bomb technician with the police department, said he received a call shortly after 11:10 a.m. about the package.
A piece of black Samsonite luggage was found inside the door that leads to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Georgia College & State Universitys Macon location and other shops.
Officers roped off the sidewalk on both sides of the court building.
The bomb unit X-rayed the package, looked at the film in the mobile lab and determined the luggage did not contain any items that could indicate an explosive device.
Sgt. Billy Skinner then physically examined the luggage and found only odds and ends inside, he said.
Police sounded the all-clear shortly after noon and reopened the street in time for merchants to catch any last-minute Christmas shoppers.