The End Of An Era (Bye Bye Macy’s)

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by Debbie Monterrey dcmonterrey@cbs.com

I avoided the downtown Macy’s going-out-of-business sale for several weeks. I just didn’t have the heart to go. But I finally gave in this week. So. Sad.

The good news–it was busier than I think I’ve ever seen it. The bad news–we were all there to pick over the bones of a dying store.

I’ve been a frequent customer of the Downtown Macy’s. I love the convenience, the old-school big-city feel of a store with multiple escalators. The customer service was always great (admittedly because the Macy’s employees were bored and glad to help the occasional customer).
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Downtown St. Louis still has shops and plenty of restaurants, but the big department store is gone forever. I tell myself, things change. Life goes on.

Will I drive to the county to go to Macy’s? Maybe not (I say as I order my Clinique products from Macys.com).

Just a few weeks of the closing sale left. They’re selling off the fixtures, too. Get ‘em before they’re gone.

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