First come the holiday season sales, then the after-Christmas sales -- and then, typically, the store-closing sales, as retailers take stock following the holidays and shutter their locations that performed the weakest.
Department store giant Macy's has just announced that 40 of its stores are closing their doors for good. The list includes 4 stores that bit the dust by the end of 2015.
"In today’s rapidly evolving retail environment, it is essential that we maintain a portfolio of the right stores in the right places," the company's chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren says, in a statement. He adds that the stores marked for closure "are unproductive or no longer robust shopping destinations because of changes in the local retail shopping landscape."
Will you be losing your local Macy's? Or, looked at another way, where will you find bargains at going-out-of-business sales? Check the list below.
Macy's stores shutting down
|California||Sacramento||Country Club Plaza|
|California||Los Angeles||Westfield Century City*|
|Connecticut||Enfield||Enfield Square (main store)|
|Connecticut||Enfield||Enfield Square (furniture/home/men's store)|
|Georgia||Decatur||North DeKalb Mall|
|Louisiana||Baton Rouge||Cortana Mall|
|Maryland||Owings Mills||Owings Mills Mall**|
|Missouri||Columbia||The Shoppes at Stadium|
|New Hampshire||Bedford||(main store)**|
|New Jersey||South Plainfield||Middlesex Mall|
|New Jersey||West Orange||Essex Green Shopping Center***|
|New York||Buffalo||McKinley Mall (main store)|
|New York||Buffalo||McKinley Mall (home store)|
|New York||Horseheads||Arnot Mall|
|New York||Kingston||Hudson Valley Mall|
|New York||Williamsville||Eastern Hills Mall|
|North Carolina||Cary||Cary Towne Center|
|Ohio||Akron||Chapel Hill Mall|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||Quail Springs Mall|
|Oregon||North Bend||Pony Village Mall|
|Oregon||Roseburg||Roseburg Valley Mall|
|Pennsylvania||West Mifflin||Century III Mall|
|Texas||Fort Worth||Ridgmar Mall|
|Virginia||Glen Allen||Virginia Center Commons|
|Virginia||Hampton||Peninsula Town Center|
|Virginia||Norfolk||Military Circle Mall|
|Virginia||Richmond||Regency Square (main store)|
|Virginia||Richmond||Regency Square (furniture/home/men's store)|
*To be replaced by a new store at this location.
**Closed by the end of 2015.
***Closed by the end of 2015 and converted to a Macy's Backstage store.