Issue Date: 2011 MAY, Posted On: 5/23/2011

05232011 Macys to Open Stores in Chicago and Milwaukee Markets


CINCINNATI – Macy's, Inc. will open a new store at the Southridge Mall in Greendale, WI near Milwaukee and at Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, IL near Chicago, according to the company. Both are in shopping centers being redeveloped by Simon Property Group.

The two-level, 150,000 sq. ft. Macy's in Southridge Mall will open in Spring of 2012. This is a former Younker's location that has been sub-divided in recent years for various specialty retailers. The building will undergo a significant remodeling before re-opening as Macy's as part of a renovated Southridge Mall.

The one-level, 140,000 sq. ft. Macy's in Gurnee Mills will open in Spring 2013. A former Circuit City store in this center will be razed, with a new Macy's built in its place as part of an updating and upgrading of Gurnee Mills.

Both Macy's stores will offer a full range of apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as housewares, home textiles and luggage. The Gurnee Mills and Southridge stores are expected to employ approximately 200 and 160 associates, respectively.

"Chicago and Milwaukee are both very important Macy's markets where we believe we have untapped potential for growth. With new stores in Gurnee Mills and Southridge, we can serve a larger number of customers with the localized assortments," said Ron Klein, Macy's chief stores officer. "We look forward to getting to know the communities and customers served by these two well-positioned shopping centers."

Macy's, Inc. operates approximately 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites. The company also operates four Bloomingdale's Outlet stores.




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