Macy's Announces Store Closings for 2017

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

After a 2016 holiday season marked by disappointing sales, Macy's announced the closing of 68 of its stores nationwide. The closings will result in the loss of 10,000 jobs. 

The closings are part of plan announced back in August 2016 to close 100 stores nationwide, representing around 15% of all Macy's department stores. The January 5 announcement detailed 68 of the stores that will be closing in 2017; to see if your local store is closing (and having a going-out-of-business sale), check out the full list of closing stores provided by Macy's.

In addition to these closings, the Chicago Tribune reported in April 2017 that Macy's was planning to sell at least a portion of its massive Chicago flagship store, with the hopes of generating more than $100 million for the company. 

A Brand in Need of a Refresh

Age and longevity are not necessarily detrimental to physical retail stores in general. Legacy is an appealing quality to certain segments of the department store consuming population. But the 36 Macy's stores that the company previously closed across 20 states bore little brand resemblance to any of the Macy's flagship stores, or the bright, shiny new Macy's stores that opened in 2016.  

Here are the stores that Macy's previously closed in spring 2016.

California Macy's Stores Closing 

  • Irvine Spectrum - Irvine, CA 
  • Country Club Plaza - Sacramento, CA 
  • Westfield Century City - Los Angeles, CA 

Connecticut Macy's Stores Closing 

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

Georgia Macy's Stores Closing

  • North DeKalb Mall - Decatur, GA

Hawaii Macy's Stores Closing

  • Kailua, HI 

Idaho Macy's Stores Closing

  • Palouse Mall - Moscow, ID 

Illinois Macy's Stores Closing

  • Northwoods Mall - Peoria, IL 

Louisiana Macy's Stores Closing

  • Cortana Mall - Baton Rouge, LA 

    Maryland Macy's Stores Closing

    • Valley Mall - Hagerstown, MD 

    Massachusetts Macy's Stores Closing

    • Berkshire Mall - Lanesborough, MA 
    • Eastfield Mall - Springfield, MA 

    Missouri Macy's Stores Closing

    The Shoppes at Stadium - Columbia, MO 

    New Jersey Macy's Stores Closing

    Middlesex Mall - South Plainfield, NJ 

    New York Macy's Stores Closing

    • McKinley Mall (main store) - Buffalo, NY 
    • McKinley Mall (home store)  - Buffalo, NY 
    • Arnot Mall - Horsehead, NY 
    • Hudson Valley Mall - Kingston, NY 
    • Eastern Hills Mall - Williamsville, NY 

    North Carolina Macy's Stores Closing

    • Cary Towne Center - Cary, NC 

    Ohio Macy's Stores Closing

    • Chapel Hill Mall - Akron, OH 
    • Midway Mall - Elyria, OH 

    Oklahoma Macy's Stores Closing 

    • Quail Springs Mall - Oklahoma City, OK 

    Oregon Macy's Stores Closing

    • Pony Village Mall - North Bend, OR 
    • Roseburg Valley Mall - Roseburg, OR 

    Pennsylvania Macy's Stores Closing 

    • Suburban Square - Ardmore, PA 
    • Century III Mall - West Mifflin, PA 

    Texas Macy's Stores Closing

    • Ridgmar Mall - Fort Worth, TX 

    Virginia Macy's Stores Closing

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

    Washington Macy's Stores Closing

    • Downtown Spokane - Spokane, WA