In a statement released over the weekend, Macy’s announced it will be closing its downtown Seattle store at 300 Pine Street in February of next year. Macy’s and Bon Marche before it has served downtown shoppers for 90 years.
The company said it has decided to sell the Macy’s building.
The statement did not address reasons for the decision.
“The decision to close a store is always difficult, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers at nearby Macy’s Bellevue Square, Alderwood and Southcenter, and online at macys.com, the statement reads.
The company will still ring in the holiday season on November 29 with the 29th Macy’s Holiday Parade and fireworks show. However, the company’s famed 161-foot high holiday star will not adorn the building as it is in need of repair. Clearance sales will begin in January at the downtown store.
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