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Will your Macy’s be one of the unlucky ones to shut its doors permanently?
A day after confirming more stores would close, the department store chain Wednesday revealed a new round of store closures. Macy’s, Inc., which also runs Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury, identified the 36 namesake stores and one Bloomingdale’s expected to shutter by or before midyear. The company also listed nine stores that recently closed.
The string of closures are part of Macy’s three-year plan to close one-fifth of its stores, or roughly 125 locations, which was first announced in February 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic led to temporary store closures starting in mid-March.
In September, Macy’s, Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette said the timeline for permanent store closings could be adjusted as the company monitors the competition and the recovery from the pandemic.
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“Retail today has been disrupted. And while that disruption creates challenges, it also holds opportunity,” Gennette told analysts during the September quarterly earnings call. “With many competitors closing or struggling, we see the potential to bring new customers into our brands and gain market share.”
As of Oct. 31, Macy’s Inc. had 764 total locations, including 544 Macy’s locations, 54 Bloomingdales’s including outlet stores and 166 Bluemercury stores.
Some of the liquidation sales have already begun and most are expected to start this month and will run from eight to 12 weeks.
Macy’s store closures – spring 2021
The following stores are slated to close by the end of Macy’s first quarter, which ends April 30, 2021. The Utah store is scheduled to close mid-year, Macy’s says.
Arizona Macy’s store closure
- Phoenix: Paradise Valley Mall
California Macy’s store closings
- El Cajon: Parkway Plaza
- Richmond: Hilltop Mall
Connecticut closing Macy’s stores
- Waterbury: Brass Mill Center
- Waterford: Crystal Mall
Florida Macy’s closing stores
- Port Charlotte: Port Charlotte Town Center
- Daytona Beach: Volusia Mall
Georgia Macy’s store closure
Hawaii Macy’s closing store
- Lahaina: Hyatt Regency Maui
Idaho closing Macy’s store
- Idaho Falls: Grand Teton Mall
Illinois Macy’s store closure
- Chicago: Water Tower Place
Indiana Macy’s store closing
- Bloomington: College Mall
Maryland closing Macy’s store
Missouri Macy’s closing stores
- Independence: Independence Center
- Joplin: Northpark Mall
- Cape Girardeau: West Park Mall
New York Macy’s stores closing
- New Hartford: Sangertown Square
- White Plains: White Plains Galleria
Ohio Macy’s closing stores
- Mentor: Great Lakes Mall
- Mansfield: Richland Mall
- Cincinnati: Tri-County Mall
Tennessee Macy’s store closures
- Collierville: The Avenue Carriage Crossing
- Jackson: Old Hickory Mall
Texas Macy’s stores closing
- Denton: Golden Triangle Mall
- College Station: Post Oak Mall
- San Antonio: Shops at Rivercenter
- San Antonio: Rolling Oaks Mall
- Lewisville: Vista Ridge Mall
Utah closing Macy’s store
- Sandy: South Towne Center (Closing mid-year)
Washington Macy’s closing stores
- Federal Way: The Commons at Federal Way
- Spokane: NorthTown Mall
Closing Bloomingdale’s store
Previously announced Macy’s closings
Some stores have already closed or will close in the coming weeks.
- Monterey Furniture, California
- Winter Haven, Florida
- Cambridgeside, Massachusetts
- Lima, Ohio (scheduled to close by the end of April)
- Lloyd Center, Oregon
Closed Macy’s stores
The following stores recently closed with the Colorado and Delaware stores converting to “omni service centers,” meaning they are closed for in-store shopping and focused on pickup and fulfillment options.
- Southwest Plaza, Colorado
- Dover Mall, Delaware
- Park Place, Arizona
- Bloomingdale’s Medinah Temple, Illinois
- Oakbrook Furniture, Illinois
- Woodfield Furniture, Illinois
- Commack, New York
- Eastland Furniture Clearance, Ohio
- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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