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Macy's is a regular old department store now.

Next level is Nordstrom.

Then Bloomingdales.

Then Nieman Marcus.

Then the high end stores I can't even dream of - Barney's, Bergdorf's, etc

Ah didn’t know. Thought they were supposed to be fancier like bloomingdales. I’m not fancy so....
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According to the above USA Today article these are the first store locations set to close (alphabetical by state):




Antioch: Somersville Towne Center, 2500 Somersville Road.


San Diego: Horton Plaza Park, 160 Horton Ave.




Meriden: Westfield Meriden, 470 Lewis Ave.





Miami: The Falls Mall (Bloomingdales), 8778 SW 136th St.


Pompano Beach: Pompano Citi Centre, 1200 NE 23rd St.


Sanford: Seminole Towne Center, 330 Towne Center Circle.


Vero Beach: Indian River Mall, 6200 20th St.




Decatur: The Gallery at South DeKalb, 2731 Candler Road.


Macon: Macon Mall, 3661 Eisenhower Parkway.





Waikoloa Village: Kings’ Shops, 69-250, 6 Waikoloa Beach Drive.




Lewiston: Lewiston Center Mall, 1806 19th Ave.




Carbondale: University Mall, 1237 E Main St.


West Dundee: Spring Hill Mall, 1000 Spring Hill Mall.





Muncie: Muncie Mall, 3501 N Granville Ave.




Prairie Village: Prairie Village Shopping Center, 4000 W 71st St.




Owensboro: Towne Square Mall, 5000 Frederica St.




Salisbury: The Centre at Salisbury, 2304 N Salisbury Blvd.





Leominster: The Mall at Whitney Field, 106 Commercial Road.




Helena: Helena Northside Center, 3405 N Montana Ave.


New York


Commack: Commack Shopping Center, 2 Veterans Memorial Highway.


Hicksville: Broadway Commons, 100 Broadway Mall.


North Carolina


Winston-Salem: Hanes Mall, 3320 Silas Creek Parkway.





Cincinnati: Northgate Mall, 9531 Colerain Ave.


St. Clairsville: Ohio Valley Mall, 67800 Mall Ring Road.


Stow: Stow-Kent Plaza, 4301 Kent Road.




Harrisburg: Harrisburg East Mall, 3501 Paxton St.


State College: Nittany Mall, 2901 E College Ave.




Goodlettsville: RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Parkway.





Burlington: Cascade Mall, 700 Cascade Mall Drive.


Seattle: Downtown, 300 Pine St.


Walla Walla: Downtown, 54 E Main St.


None in my area are closing yet, but It wouldn’t really matter to me personally as I hardly ever shop there. I hope this list doesn’t affect any of you in a negative way.

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Ah didn’t know. Thought they were supposed to be fancier like bloomingdales. I’m not fancy so....


I haven't even factored in brands like Lord and Taylor, which don't exist on the West Coast, so I'm not even sure what it compares to here. Macy's constantly has sales. Nordstrom has their semi annual sale, Bloomingdale's... occasionally, and Nieman's... well let's just say I was in Nieman's returning something, and someone was looking at a $7,000 crystal studded t-rex figure they ordered because their adult son has always liked dinosaurs. (this is also the area I live in sooo...)

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Another one bites the dust?


Pier 1 is pursuing a sale of the Company and is undertaking Chapter 11 proceedings to facilitate an orderly sale process. The Company fully expects to operate its business in the normal course during this process, and Pier 1’s continuing stores and online platform are open and operating. We remain focused on providing customers with unique, on-trend merchandise and an exceptional shopping experience.

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Good riddance. JCP had a great business, hired a consultant to attract a more affluent clientele, lost their old customers, and never won over the new ones.

I have no vendors who treat new customers better than old ones.


from https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/what-went-wrong-at-j-c-penney

Most striking, if you look at J.C. Penney over the long term, it seems to me that they have lost their identity. With more than 1,000 stores and great locations in malls across the country, it used to be the department store for middle-income families, especially for men's and women's apparel, children's ware, and home goods. It was particularly well known for home goods and children's ware. And once the family went there, they also shopped for men's and women's apparel, which accounted for almost half of sales. They had a very strong private label program, and to their credit, previous management had worked hard to manage costs and shorten the supply chain. That was J.C. Penney historically.

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Here is the email I received:


JCPenney's CEO Explains How the Company is Positioning for the Future

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for your continued loyalty to JCPenney as we navigate the unprecedented challenges brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As you well know, the pandemic has changed day-to-day life and created a profoundly different reality.

Retailers have been hit especially hard by this economic environment, impacting our Company's ability to meet financial and operational objectives. That is why JCPenney has chosen to pursue a financial restructuring.

We believe this process will give us the financial strength to weather the pandemic and evolve our business while also reducing our debt and increasing our flexibility to better position JCPenney for the future. This will allow us to better serve you, our valued customer.

I want to assure you: JCPenney is NOT going out of business. JCPenney will continue to be one of the nation's largest apparel and home retailers. Our expansive footprint will still include hundreds of stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, as well as our online flagship store, jcp.com.

While our stores have been closed during the pandemic, we are now safely and gradually reopening across the country, based on state and local guidelines. Check here to see if a store near you is open, and for more information on the important health and safety measures we have put in place to help ensure a healthy shopping environment.

We remain dedicated to offering you an inspiring shopping experience with the value and quality you expect in both our stores and on jcp.com. We will continue to provide compelling merchandise and offer new services and innovations, including Contact-free curbside pickup at all open stores.

JCPenney has been part of America's communities for more than 100 years, and we look forward to serving our customers for another 100 years.

Thank you for being our valued customer.


Jill Soltau
Chief Executive Officer

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Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores

(WIAT) — The economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic is forcing Bed Bath & Beyond to permanently close 200 stores.

The closings will take place over the next two years and amount to about 20% of its namesake stores.

Wall Street analysts had warned that Bed Bath and Beyond was in trouble before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.

In a quarterly statement released Wednesday, the company said the closings would save between $250 million and $350 million a year.

Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Mark Tritton said the retailer will emerge from this crisis even stronger, given the strength of the brand. The New Jersey-based retailer has not identified which of its stores would be closing yet.

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Another retailer that will be missed -- by no one.  Too much work to use their promotions, too many exclusions.  Six purchases in 2018, one in 2019, and none in 2020.  I unsubscribed from their mailings after one that had nothing to do with our relationship.  Virtue signaling merchants go straight to the penalty box.

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At one point you could use their coupons for a lot of things, we used ours on our first Dyson vacuum. Between that coupon and another gift card we had we got a great deal on it. Soon after it started being one of their many exclusions. Same thing happened with our Keurig we bought.
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