Bloomingdale’s store closing at Fashion Show mall
3 January 2013
3 Jan. 2013 2:27 p.m.
The Bloomingdale’s store at Fashion Show mall is slated for closure.
Macy’s, which owns the high-end department store chain, said Thursday it is closing six stores nationwide this spring: the Bloomingdale’s in Las Vegas and five Macy’s locations in California, Texas, Hawaii, Minnesota and Massachusetts.
Clearance sales begin Sunday at Bloomingdale’s and are expected to last seven to 11 weeks. The 99,000-square-foot store opened in 2002 and employs at least 35 people.
In a prepared statement, Macy's Chief Financial Officer Karen M. Hoguet said the company's commitment to a successful and growing business means it will open new stores where it sees fit and "selectively close underperforming stores."
Despite the closure, Macy’s is expanding its overall presence in the Las Vegas Valley.
The retailer plans to build a two-level, 180,000-square-foot store at the Shops at Summerlin with a scheduled fall 2014 opening. Macy’s was supposed to be a tenant at the shopping hub near Red Rock Resort before construction stopped in October 2008 under previous owners. Current developer Howard Hughes Corp. said in September that plans were back on track with Macy’s as an anchor tenant.
The company also plans to open a two-level, 105,000-square-foot Macy’s Men’s Store at Fashion Show Mall in coming months. Macy’s already operates a 201,000-square-foot store in the mall.
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