Macy’s Store – Game Over

After a 2016 holiday season marked by disappointing sales, Macy’s announced the closing of 68 of its stores nationwide. The closings will result in the loss of 10,000 jobs.

The closings are part of plan announced back in August 2016 to close 100 stores nationwide, representing around 15% of all Macy’s department stores. The January 5 announcement detailed 68 of the stores that will be closing in 2017; to see if your local store is closing (and having a going-out-of-business sale), check out the full list of closing stores provided by Macy’s.

In addition to these closings, the Chicago Tribune reported in April 2017 that Macy’s was planning to sell at least a portion of its massive Chicago flagship store, with the hopes of generating more than $100 million for the company.

A Brand in Need of a Refresh

Age and longevity are not necessarily detrimental to physical retail stores in general. Legacy is an appealing quality to certain segments of the department store consuming population. But the 36 Macy’s stores that the company previously closed across 20 states bore little brand resemblance to any of the Macy’s flagship stores, or the bright, shiny new Macy’s stores that opened in 2016.

Here are the stores that Macy’s previously closed in spring 2016.

California Macy’s Stores Closing

Irvine Spectrum
Irvine, CA

Country Club Plaza
Sacramento, CA

Westfield Century City
Los Angeles, CA

Connecticut Macy’s Stores Closing

Enfield Square (main store)
Enfield, CT

Enfield Square (furniture/home/men’s store)
Enfield, CT

Georgia Macy’s Stores Closing

North DeKalb Mall
Decatur, GA

Hawaii Macy’s Stores Closing

Kailua, HI

Idaho Macy’s Stores Closing

Palouse Mall
Moscow, ID

Illinois Macy’s Stores Closing

Northwoods Mall
Peoria, IL
Louisiana Macy’s Stores Closing

Cortana Mall
Baton Rouge, LA

Maryland Macy’s Stores Closing

Valley Mall
Hagerstown, MD

Massachusetts Macy’s Stores Closing

Berkshire Mall
Lanesborough, MA

Eastfield Mall
Springfield, MA

Missouri Macy’s Stores Closing

The Shoppes at Stadium
Columbia, MO

New Jersey Macy’s Stores Closing

Middlesex Mall
South Plainfield, NJ

New York Macy’s Stores Closing

McKinley Mall (main store)
Buffalo, NY

McKinley Mall (home store)
Buffalo, NY

Arnot Mall
Horsehead, NY

Hudson Valley Mall
Kingston, NY

Eastern Hills Mall
Williamsville, NY

North Carolina Macy’s Stores Closing

Cary Towne Center
Cary, NC

Ohio Macy’s Stores Closing

Chapel Hill Mall
Akron, OH

Midway Mall
Elyria, OH

Oklahoma Macy’s Stores Closing

Quail Springs Mall
Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon Macy’s Stores Closing

Pony Village Mall
North Bend, OR

Roseburg Valley Mall
Roseburg, OR

Pennsylvania Macy’s Stores Closing

Suburban Square
Ardmore, PA

Century III Mall
West Mifflin, PA

Texas Macy’s Stores Closing

Ridgmar Mall
Fort Worth, TX

Virginia Macy’s Stores Closing

Chesapeake Square
Chesapeake, VA

Virginia Center Commons
Glen Allen, VA

Peninsula Town Center
Hampton, VA

Military Circle Mall
Norfolk, VA

Regency Square (main store)
Richmond, VA

Regency Square (furniture/home/men’s store)
Richmond, VA

Washington Macy’s Stores Closing

Downtown Spokane
Spokane, WA




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