Macy’s Closing Store in Tyler in Spring of 2017
Macy's made the announcement Wednesday afternoon that it would be be closing down 68 stores nationally losing more than 10,000 jobs. As an East Texas landmark, the Macy's on S. Broadway will be among those stores closing its doors. The mosaic tiled retail location opened in 1981 under the name Sanger Harris, changed to Foley's in the late 80's and became Macy's in 2005.
According to a press release from Macy's, the retail chain is "making changes to the way the stores are operated and reducing field infrastructure given the reduced store sales and evolving customer behavior."
The 100,000 sq. ft. Tyler store with 65 associates is set to close by the end of the year along with these other Texas locations:
- Parkdale, Beaumont, TX (171,000 square feet; opened in 2002; 67 associates)
- Southwest Center, Dallas, TX (148,000 square feet; opened in 1975; 68 associates)
- Sunland Park, El Paso, TX (105,000 square feet; opened in 2004; 71 associates)
- Greenspoint, Houston, TX (314,000 square feet; opened in 1976; 70 associates)
- West Oaks Mall, Houston, TX (244,000 square feet; opened in 1982; 135 associates)
- Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena, TX (209,000 square feet; opened in 1962; 78 associates)
- Collin Creek, Plano, TX (199,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 103 associates)
See the full press release from Macy's.