Macy's Announces Store Closings for 2017 and 2018

All Macy's Store Closings 2016, Going Out of Business Sale Locations
••• Barbara Farfan for About.com

Macy's has closed more than 100 stores since 2015, including the announcement of 11 closings in early 2018. Another 19 store closings are expected to take place during 2018. The chain's most recent closings are the continuation of a plan that was announced in August 2016 to close 100 stores nationwide, representing about 15 percent of all Macy's department stores.

The bulk of those planned closings—68 stores—were announced after a 2016 holiday season marked by disappointing sales. The closings will result in the loss of about 10,000 jobs.

In addition to these store closings, the Chicago Tribune reported in February 2018 that Macy's is planning to sell several floors of its massive Chicago flagship store for about $30 million. Analysts with Credit Suisse suggested in March 2018 that Macy's still needs to close another 100 stores to get back to pre-recession levels.

A Brand in Need of a Refresh

Age, longevity, and legacy can be an appealing quality for shoppers, but many of the stores Macy's has closed or is planning to close bore brand resemblance to any of the Macy's flagship stores or the bright, shiny new Macy's stores that opened in 2016.

Additionally, The Motley Fool points out that many of Macy's competitors are different because specific products—not stores— drive their brand value. It cited Michael Kors, L Brands, Victoria's Secret, and Lululemon as examples.

Store Closings Since 2016 Announcement

As of 2018, these are the stores Macy's has closed since its 2016 announcement:

California 

  • Irvine Spectrum, Irvine 
  • Country Club Plaza, Sacramento
  • Westfield Century City, Los Angeles
  • Simi Valley Town Center (men’s/home/kids), Simi Valley
  • Mission Valley Apparel, San Diego
  • Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara
  • Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills
  • Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles
  • Novato (Furniture), Novato
  • Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco
  • Laurel Plaza, North Hollywood

Connecticut 

  • Enfield Square (main store), Enfield 
  • Enfield Square (furniture/home/men's store), Enfield

Florida

  • The Oaks, Gainesville
  • Miami (Downtown)
  • Lakeland Square, Lakeland
  • Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo
  • Sarasota Square, Sarasota
  • University Square, Tampa
  • CityPlace, West Palm Beach

Georgia

  • North DeKalb Mall, Decatur
  • Georgia Square, Athens

Hawaii

  • Kailua
  • Ala Moana Jewel Gallery, Honolulu

Idaho

  • Palouse Mall, Moscow
  • Magic Valley Mall, Twin Falls
  • Nampa Gateway Center, Nampa

Illinois

  • Northwoods Mall, Peoria
  • Alton Square, Alton
  • Stratford Square, Bloomingdale
  • Eastland, Bloomington

Indiana

  • Honey Creek Mall, Terre Haute

Kentucky

  • Greenwood, Bowling Green
  • Jefferson, Louisville

Louisiana

  • Cortana Mall, Baton Rouge
  • Esplanade, Kenner

Maine

  • Bangor

Maryland

  • Valley Mall, Hagerstown 

Massachusetts

  • Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough 
  • Eastfield Mall, Springfield
  • Westgate, Brockton
  • Silver City Galleria, Taunton

Michigan

  • Birchwood Mall, Fort Gratiot Township
  • Lakeview Square Mall, Battle Creek
  • Eastland Center, Harper Woods
  • Lansing, Lansing
  • Westland

Minnesota

  • Minneapolis Downtown

Missouri

  • The Shoppes at Stadium, Columbia

Nevada

  • Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas

New Jersey

  • Middlesex Mall, South Plainfield
  • Moorestown
  • Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees
  • Preakness, Wayne

New Mexico

  • Cottonwood, Albuquerque

New York

  • McKinley Mall (main store), Buffalo
  • McKinley Mall (home store), Buffalo 
  • Arnot Mall, Horsehead
  • Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston
  • Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville
  • Douglaston
  • Great Northern, Clay
  • Oakdale Mall, Johnson City
  • The Marketplace, Rochester

North Carolina

  • Cary Towne Center, Cary
  • Carolina Place, Pineville
  • Northgate, Durham

North Dakota

  • Columbia, Grand Forks

Ohio

  • Chapel Hill Mall, Akron
  • Midway Mall, Elyria
  • Mall at Tuttle Crossing (furniture/home/kids/men's), Dublin
  • Fountain Place, Cincinnati
  • Eastland, Columbus
  • Sandusky
  • Fort Steuben, Steubenville

Oklahoma 

  • Quail Springs Mall, Oklahoma City
  • Promenade, Tulsa

Oregon

  • Pony Village Mall, North Bend
  • Roseburg Valley Mall, Roseburg
  • Downtown Portland
  • Lancaster Mall, Salem

Pennsylvania 

  • Suburban Square, Ardmore
  • Century III Mall, West Mifflin
  • Neshaminy, Bensalem
  • Shenango Valley, Hermitage
  • Beaver Valley, Monaca
  • Lycoming, Muncy
  • Plymouth Meeting
  • Washington Crown Center, Washington

Texas

  • Ridgmar Mall, Fort Worth
  • Parkdale, Beaumont
  • Southwest Center, Dallas
  • Sunland Park, El Paso
  • Greenspoint, Houston
  • West Oaks Mall, Houston
  • Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena
  • Collin Creek, Plano
  • Broadway Square, Tyler

Utah

  • Valley Fair, West Valley City
  • Layton Hills, Layton
  • Cottonwood, Salt Lake City

Vermont

  • Burlington Town Center, Burlington

Virginia

  • Chesapeake Square, Chesapeake
  • Virginia Center Commons, Glen Allen
  • Peninsula Town Center, Hampton
  • Military Circle Mall, Norfolk
  • Regency Square (main store), Richmond
  • Regency Square (furniture/home/men's store), Richmond
  • Landmark, Alexandria
  • River Ridge, Lynchburg

Washington

  • Downtown Spokane
  • Everett
  • Three Rivers, Kelso

Wisconsin

  • Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire
  • Valley View, La Crosse

 Macy's said that it was reducing its brick-and-mortar locations while focusing on balancing out the remaining stores with its digital presence.