Macy’s Closes Stores At Struggling Malls In Suburban KC, St. Louis

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Macy’s will close its stores in Metcalf South Shopping Center in Overland Park, Kan., at Jamestown Mall in Florissant and three other locations as part of a corporate overhaul that will result in 2,500 job cuts nationwide. Clearance sales are set to start Monday and run for 10 to 11 weeks.

Macy’s has 216,000 square feet in Metcalf South, so its closing will be a blow to the center. Sears will be the remaining anchor tenant. The center, which opened in 1967, has struggled for many years as it competed with newer malls that also were larger and more stylish.

Jamestown Mall, in north St. Louis County, also has long struggled to keep tenants. In late November and again last month, St. Louis County officials ordered the mall’s common areas closed because of a lack of heat.

Jamestown will be the second St. Louis-area Macy’s to close within the last year. The Cincinnati-based retailer shuttered its downtown St. Louis store last summer.

Read more from the Kansas City Star and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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