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Macy’s is Closing 68 Stores Nationwide - Here's the Complete List

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January 05, 2017 · 1.5m Views



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Macy's has just announced on Wednesday that about 10% of its 730 stores will be closing across the country, the first major announcement regarding closing stores in the new year. These 68 stores are part of the list of 100 stores Macy's announced for closure mid last year. The mega-retailer hopes to revamp their online retail strategy and focus on Macy's Backstage in an effort to salvage the recent years of declining sales. To date, 3 of the 68 stores have already closed and final blowout sales have begun or will begin for another 6 stores. The remaining stores will close by the end of the year, according to Patch.

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Check out the full list of Macy's stores closing throughout the nation (List courtesy of Patch): 

Already closed

  • Laurel Plaza, North Hollywood, CA 
  • Ala Moana Jewel Gallery, Honolulu, HI
  • Valley Fair, West Valley City, UT 

Final clearance sales will begin January 9 (will close after 8 to 12 weeks)

  • Greenwood, Bowling Green, KY
  • Carolina Place, Pineville, NC 
  • Douglaston, Douglaston, NY
  • Downtown Portland, Portland, OR 
  • Lancaster Mall, Salem, OR 
  • Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, WI

Will close by end of 2017

  • Mission Valley Apparel, San Diego, CA
  • Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Simi Valley Town Center (men’s/home/kids), Simi Valley, CA
  • Lakeland Square, Lakeland, FL
  • Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo, FL
  • Sarasota Square, Sarasota, FL
  • University Square, Tampa, FL 
  • CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Georgia Square, Athens, GA
  • Nampa Gateway Center, Nampa, ID
  • Alton Square, Alton, IL
  • Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, IL
  • Eastland, Bloomington, IL
  • Jefferson, Louisville, KY
  • Esplanade, Kenner, LA
  • Bangor, Bangor, ME
  • Westgate, Brockton, MA 
  • Silver City Galleria, Taunton, MA 
  • Lakeview Square Mall, Battle Creek, MI
  • Eastland Center, Harper Woods, MI 
  • Lansing, Lansing, MI 
  • Westland, Westland, MI
  • Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 
  • Northgate, Durham, NC
  • Columbia, Grand Forks, ND
  • Moorestown, Moorestown, NJ 
  • Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ
  • Preakness, Wayne, NJ
  • Cottonwood, Albuquerque, NM
  • Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV
  • Great Northern, Clay, NY
  • Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY
  • The Marketplace, Rochester, NY 
  • Eastland, Columbus, OH 
  • Mall at Tuttle Crossing (furniture/home/kids/men's), Dublin, OH
  • Sandusky, Sandusky, OH 
  • Fort Steuben, Steubenville, OH
  • Promenade, Tulsa, OK 
  • Neshaminy, Bensalem, PA 
  • Shenango Valley, Hermitage, PA
  • Beaver Valley, Monaca, PA
  • Lycoming, Muncy, PA
  • Plymouth Meeting, Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Washington Crown Center, Washington, PA 
  • Parkdale, Beaumont, TX
  • Southwest Center, Dallas, TX
  • Sunland Park, El Paso, TX 
  • Greenspoint, Houston, TX
  • West Oaks Mall, Houston, TX 
  • Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena, TX 
  • Collin Creek, Plano, TX
  • Broadway Square, Tyler, TX
  • Layton Hills, Layton, UT
  • Cottonwood, Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Landmark, Alexandria, VA
  • River Ridge, Lynchburg, VA 
  • Everett, Everett, WA 
  • Three Rivers, Kelso, WA 
  • Valley View, La Crosse, WI 

While Christmas shopping, you may have noticed that your local Macy’s is having an out of business sale. Or maybe it has already closed. While Macy’s is a mall favorite – especially this time of year – declining revenues are leading to the closure of 100 stores.

In August 2016, the upscale retailer announced plans to close 100 stores by early next year. The list of 100 stores has not yet been released, although one has closed already: Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Seven more stores are expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, with some even closing by the end of this year. They include the following stores:

  • Macy's Men's store in Union Square in San Francisco, California  

  • Douglaston Mall in Douglaston, New York

  • Lancaster Mall in Salem, Oregon

  • Southwest Morrison St. in Portland, Oregon

  • Greenwood Mall in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Carolina Place in Pineville, North Carolina

  • Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The exact closure date will depend on whether or not the store is being leased. Stores with leases will close when the lease expires. Stores owned directly by Macy’s will close sooner than others.

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Source: USA Today

⇒ Possible Closures

Although not confirmed, there are 28 other locations that are slated for possible closure in early 2017 due to low sales and competition from other high-end retailers:

  • Visalia Mall in Visalia, California

  • Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord, California

  • Lakewood Center in Lakewood, California

  • Bend River Promenade in Bend, Oregon

  • Tucson Mall in Tucson, Arizona

  • Meadowood Mall in Reno, Nevada

  • Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • South Towne Center in Sandy, Utah

  • Sangertown Square in New Hartford, New York

  • Dover Mall and Commons in Dover, Delaware

  • The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Florida

  • Lakeland Square Mall in Lakeland, Florida

  • Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Crossroads Center in Saint Cloud, Minnesota

  • Battlefield Mall in Springfield, Missouri

  • Westfield Trumbull in Trumbull, Connecticut

  • Montgomery Mall in North Wales, Pennsylvania

  • Peachtree Mall in Columbus, Georgia                                       

  • Glenbrook Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah, Georgia

  • Willowbrook Mall in Houston, Texas

  • Town East Mall in Mesquite, Texas

  • Starwood National Mall Portfolio in Plano, Texas

  • Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • The Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester, New Hampshire


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Source: New York Daily News

⇒ Declining Sales

Stores in the Midwest, South and Northeast have experienced the most significant declines and are therefore more likely to be shut down. The top 10 cities with the biggest decrease in market share from 2014-2015 are:

  1. Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 14% loss

  2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 12% loss

  3. Hartford, Connecticut – 9.4% loss

  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 9.1% loss

  5. Detroit, Michigan – 8.2% loss

  6. Cincinnati, Ohio – 7.5% loss

  7. Daytona Beach, Florida – 7.4% loss

  8. St. Louis, Missouri – 6.2% loss

  9. Columbus, Ohio – 5.9% loss

  10. Cleveland, Ohio – 5.7% loss

These numbers show that Macy’s stores located in Ohio and Pennsylvania saw the biggest losses, followed by Wisconsin, Connecticut, Michigan, Florida and Missouri. As Macy’s continues to analyze data, expect store closures in these states.

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Source: Dulles Town Center

Reasons for Closures

One of the biggest reasons for the Macy’s store closures is declining sales. Similar retailers such as Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Lord and Taylor are all battling for sales. As a result, Macy’s has been hit hard financially. Third-quarter sales this year were $5.63 billion, down from last year’s third-quarter sales of $5.87 billion. While this may still seem like a respectable number, Macy’s is far from being profitable. The net income from third quarter 2015 was $117 million. This year, it was a paltry $15 million, meaning that Macy’s is earning just 2 cents on every dollar it brings in.

In addition, more and more customers are choosing to shop online, and the abundance of Internet retailers allows customers to find better selection and lower prices.

Real estate is also a factor in the closings. Investors want stores that bring in more value, so underperforming stores are under pressure to earn more revenue. The goal is to close these stores and add more value to stores in more profitable areas.

Mourning the Loss of a Retailer

As with any store closing, the 100 Macy’s store closures will result in layoffs. More than 150,000 are employed by Macy’s, and the closures represent 15% of this amount. These employees will be out of a job, unless they can transfer to a different store.

If you’re a die-hard Macy’s fan and are expecting a store closure in your area, don’t despair. Not all 100 closures will happen by December 31. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit a local store and shop this holiday season. Larger metropolitan areas may have alternate Macy’s stores nearby, so check out a new location. If all else fails, you can still shop online. At Macys.com, you can shop for your favorite clothes and houseware items 24/7.

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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.
bjustkatFeb 28, 2017
I love Macy's Great sales. There won't be any store to shop except crappy H&M. Thank goodness Del Amo isn't on the hit list
delawarebarbieFeb 23, 2017
You lost the middle class a long time ago, and dumping Ivanka Trump, well this is just Karma
JanSGeoJan 30, 2017
Our store -- clothing is a mess ! No sales associates to help you -- check you out !
Marco52Jan 12, 2017
Upscale ???? That's a joke
More like bargain basement --
doremiJan 11, 2017
Bad news :(
Barretts832Jan 05, 2017
Macy's is my go to place for buying my channel #5. And recently my Michael Kors scents. And if you can catch some of the sales or clearance deals. You can find some pretty nice outfits to wear. I also enjoy buying clothes for my Grandchildren there.
bjustkatFeb 28, 2017
I love the sales. You get some good deals
gugginoditoDec 05, 2016
Sales associates are never available in our stores. Very few checkout locations which leads me to leave everything. I have gone around the whole store looking for help. Not good here in Rochester
JanSGeoJan 30, 2017
Our store too ! I give up & leave ! That's why it's not doing well !!! Sad !
Fab4fan5Jan 31, 2017
I was vendoring at a Macy's for the holidays at the watches department.And there were a lot times when they had to ring up customers because they couldn't find an associate to ring them up at the other departments.Frustrating when they work commission and they lose customers because they're ringing up men's clothing.
JudiJRDec 05, 2016
Macy's caused their own decline when most mall stores carry only Macy's own branded clothing and shoes. There are no real choices. The quality is poor and their INC brand is predictable, poor color choices and poor fabric.

Whether it says INC or another designer name, they are all cheaply made with the same design input with someone's name stuck on them. Big money makers for celebrities but truly ugly clothing.

Stores in my area are poorly staffed, poorly stocked and not clean and neat appearing.

I said By-by Macy's a while ago. It is a walk through to get into a mall that has zero for people older than 16-Ixford Valley in PA.

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