The start of a new year did not begin easy as several retailers already began announcing closures and cut backs to there portfolio's. Macy's was no exception beginning this year closing 68 stores or over a 100 estimated by the end of this year.
These stores began there liquidation around the second week of January and will run through late March, possibly early April for some stores. Of most, several individual locations are more special than others to me, that in particular, the Macy's (former Marshall Field's) at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
I post quite frequently about the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg as my favorite mall by far, as I grew up in Schaumburg, although Stratford Square is the first mall I went to ever!
I will miss this store, and unfortunately, is another blow to the occupancy rate of a once great mall. It is still great, but here is my post of the mall featuring photos from years back and several store fronts are empty. Walk through today and it shows signs of being on the verge of being classified as a dead mall.
Here are my pictures from two weeks ago as the liquidation started. A lot of good shots capturing the vultures grabbing "good deals", if this many people supported the store in the first place, it would not be closing.
Pacsun was having its last day sale, had to include a picture of this as well.
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