Macy’s in White Plains to close after 40 years
Valley staple is closing its doors after 40 years.
Macy's in the
White Plains Galleria made the decision after careful consideration.
officials released a statement saying they appreciate working with Macy's for
all these years. "Although we are disappointed with their business
decision to close, this is an opportunity to continue to evolve the asset
through a transformative redevelopment with the integration of a mix of uses to
meet the needs of the market. Our biggest concern at this time is the affected
number of Macy's employees. To assist with their job transition, we will
partner with the City of White Plains and The Business Council of Westchester
to host a job fair in February for those seeking new employment
opportunities," says Galleria General Manager Josh McCord.
White Plains resident
Christina Hamlin says the
departure takes away from the joy of in-person shopping.
"It's kind of sad because it takes away from the joy of
going to try on clothes. Who wants to sit at home behind a
computer all day?” says Hamlin.
It’s unclear how
soon the store will officially close, but a clearance sale will begin this
month and run for approximately eight to 12 weeks.
County Shopping Center and Macy's Palisades Center will remain open.