Macy's to close four NW stores

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  • #16947
    paulwalker
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    Roseburg, North Bend in Oregon, downtown Spokane, and Moscow, Idaho. Poor sales at these and 36 others around the country mostly in the east. Of course Macy’s took over the Bon Marche in Washington and Meier & Frank in Oregon. They do offer generally quality merchandise, but you will pay for that obviously.

    The downtown Spokane store is pretty big news, as this city has prided itself as still being a true downtown shopping area. The only major left is Nordstrom. Any bets on how long they will stay with this announcement? Big loss.

    #16951
    washnotore
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    Not surprising Roseburg and Coos Bay are locations to be closing. The mall in Roseburg already lost the Sears store a few years back. Another nearby Macys store that could close. Is at Three Rivers Mall in Longview/Kelso. That place is becoming a dead mall.

    But one Macys store back east that was expected close. Is at Military Circle Mall, in Norfolk, VA. The entire mall will be empty soon. If you think the Lloyd Center looks bad.

    Military Circle is a lot worst. Too many young kids (PC Here). Are using that mall as nothing more then a hang out.

    #16958
    Vitalogy
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    Not surprising to see the stores in these markets closing. They can’t afford Macy’s anymore! Not that Macy’s is expensive (I don’t think so at least) but those communities are forever relegated to shopping at Walmart or second hand stores.

    #16959
    Amus
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    In the race to the bottom, the bottom is winning.

    #16960
    Vitalogy
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    Actually, the bottom is not winning. They only think they are. Which is even more sad.

    #16963
    paulwalker
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    Macy’s survives in Portland, Seattle, and Spokane (suburban locations). Also in Eugene, Tri-Cities, and Tacoma. I may be missing some locations, please fill me in.

    #16974
    Brianl
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    The one in downtown Spokane surprises me as well, Paul. The city has done a fantastic job of revitalizing downtown, River Park Square was completely rebuilt (amid much controversy), and it is now a very safe and nice place.

    At least they still have the one up in Northtown Mall, I guess.

    #16975
    Dxer1969
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    Good article, Paul. Used to do Xmas shopping there. Bought perfume for the wife. They wrapped it up real nice too. Store was like an icon to me. Too bad.
    Stores that still exist here are: Downtown. W. Square. L. Center. CTC. Van Mall. And Tanasborne. Not sure about Salem, Medford, or Bend. Valley River Mall in Eugene does have a Macy’s.

    #16976
    Dxer1969
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    Ok, Paul. I cheated! Salem, Bend, and Medford do have Macy’s.

    #16982
    duxrule
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    While most of the mall is Kelso is a tomb, the Macy’s store actually does some pretty good business. Still, I’m pretty sure that the Damocles sword is dangling, and that store can’t be too far down the list when the next rounds of belt-tightening come.

    #16990
    nosignalallnoise
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    “and Meier & Frank in Washington and Oregon.”

    Fixed; they had stores in Washington too.

    I’m kind of surprised they didn’t put the Van Mall store on the chopping block as well. Anybody remember what happened to Nordy’s last year? But I guess they must be doing enough business. Macy’s shutting down would probably pound Vancouver Mall in the ass HARD.

    #17003
    paulwalker
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    “they had stores in Washington too.”

    They had a store in Washington, in Vancouver.

    Fixed again.

    #17030
    Master of Disaster
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    But one Macys store back east that was expected close. Is at Military Circle Mall, in Norfolk, VA. The entire mall will be empty soon. If you think the Lloyd Center looks bad.

    Sure enough, the Military Circle Mall location you described is on the closing block:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/window-shop/index.ssf/2016/01/macys_closures_full_list.html#incart_river_index

    Re: the Downtown Spokane location; that’s a real head-scratcher. Still had the original script “BM” lettering over the entrance IIRC. KXLY had an article on their website last night that it could be redeveloped into mixed-use retail/condos. I do know they’re expanding the convention center there and adding a hotel on some of the blocks that were parking, so perhaps downtown construction could have been a factor. If nothing else, they could always blame it on the bus stations.

    Speaking of empty/dead malls, if circumstances take you to the Mall 205 area and you’ve time to burn, take a stroll through the mall itself (not the area that’s now claimed by Target or Home Deopt). Dead in every sense of the word. Heard that DMV has since expanded, and at one end there’s an upper office level that houses some sort of state child support office.

    #17043
    nosignalallnoise
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    Sounds like 205 must be turning into Multnomah’s Tower Mall.

    #17044
    Dxer1969
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    The Mall in Aberdeen, WA. Has to take the prize for deadest Mall. At least, the food court was good. Fish & Chips they had were very good. Even the Sears was dead. Parking? Easy as pie!

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