Macy's Closing Lee's Summit

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Macy's Closing Lee's Summit

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Looks like they're going to be down to 3 stores in the metro area: Metro North, Oak Park, and Town Center.

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BTW, metro north will be next. It was on the same leaked list last year as Independence Center, Lee’s Summit, and the Colorado locations that just made the list.
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I'm honestly shocked Metro North didn't happen before the others
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empires228 wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:04 pm BTW, metro north will be next. It was on the same leaked list last year as Independence Center, Lee’s Summit, and the Colorado locations that just made the list.
Closing Metro North would be horrible geographically as they’d be left with 2 stores close together in JoCo.
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ztonyg wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:25 pm
empires228 wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:04 pm BTW, metro north will be next. It was on the same leaked list last year as Independence Center, Lee’s Summit, and the Colorado locations that just made the list.
Closing Metro North would be horrible geographically as they’d be left with 2 stores close together in JoCo.
Well yeah, from a geographic standpoint it makes sense to keep it open. But from a "we are a business here to make money and this store is always empty" standpoint, it should have been closed quite some time ago. If they were worried about geographic distances between stores, they would have closed one of the JOCO stores and kept the LS store.
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The national management may eventually make the calculation that one Macy's store is enough to serve the Kansas City metro.
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ztonyg wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:25 pm
empires228 wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:04 pm BTW, metro north will be next. It was on the same leaked list last year as Independence Center, Lee’s Summit, and the Colorado locations that just made the list.
Closing Metro North would be horrible geographically as they’d be left with 2 stores close together in JoCo.
jbean3535 wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:14 pm
ztonyg wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:25 pm
empires228 wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:04 pm BTW, metro north will be next. It was on the same leaked list last year as Independence Center, Lee’s Summit, and the Colorado locations that just made the list.
Closing Metro North would be horrible geographically as they’d be left with 2 stores close together in JoCo.
Well yeah, from a geographic standpoint it makes sense to keep it open. But from a "we are a business here to make money and this store is always empty" standpoint, it should have been closed quite some time ago. If they were worried about geographic distances between stores, they would have closed one of the JOCO stores and kept the LS store.

The list os Macy's locations to be closed by the end of 2023 that leaked last year contained the following stores in Missouri:

608 Independence Center (MO)
611 Metro North
612 Battlefield (MO)
613 Northpark (MO)
618 Summit Fair (MO)
655 South County (MO)
656 West Park (MO)

Metro North and South County center are now the only ones left, and they're both hulking branches that are in desperate need of renovation. The only stores left on that list in Colorado now are Fort Collins and Northfield Stapleton. They just invested a bit of money into Oak Park to redo the entire home department on the first floor, and I went to Metro North the other day and that store is half empty on the second floor and has been for most of the last year. Leawood is considered a Growth 150 store, meaning it's one of the top 150 stores in the company. The St. Louis Galleria Macy's made that list as did the Park Meadows and Cherry Creek Macy's in Denver. It doesn't make any geographic sense to me either, but Oak Park and Town Center must still be getting enough sales from their respective since Macy's has made TCP the high-end store and OPM the middle-class brands store. I always thought it was going to come down to the two JOCO stores and Independence.

Summit Fair has quickly become somewhat of a dead mall over the last few years losing Forever 21, Yankee Candles, Jos. A Bank, and other stores I don't remember. When Macy's leaves the occupancy rate will be at 68%, which I think is still over Zona Rosa, but it's far below the occupancy at Oak Park, Independence Center (which is slowly losing stores as Tilly's just left quietly following Hallmark, GameStop, Zales, and Macy's last year), The Plaza, and Town Center Plaza. Macy's is supposedly going to become "The Funiture Mall of Missouri" and let me tell you, The Furniture Mall has done nothing to turn the mall around in Topeka.

There are two possible outcomes from this. One likely outcome is that is Macy's will to lose customers in the metro to the Independence Dillard's and the second is that people will drive to Leawood, or less likely Oak Park Mall, to still shop at Macy's temporarily giving those locations a boost. Several people on the news were laughably saying they'd drive up to Metro North and shop in Missouri before going to Leawood. I don't think they realize how long of a drive that would be... It's not fun driving up to that store from Northern JOCO, and I have had to drive to Oak Park high for weekend events numerous times this year lol.
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It won't make sense to keep both Oak Park and Town Center Plaza stores open. They are too close to each other. It will come down to one of them.

I guessing at this, but I think Macy's will try to keep at least one store open in major cities, and in addition to it being the in-house shopping option, those stores will also service online fulfillment orders, and returns.
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