Is your store one of them?
Macy's is the latest in a long line of retailers to decide to shutter its less-profitable brick-and-mortar locations. In an effort to shift its focus toward its more profitable stores, Macy's announced plans on Wednesday to close 28 locations across the country, as well as one Bloomingdale's location.
The upscale retailer operates 680 department stores and 190 specialty stores, so the closure of 28 will likely not be so noticeable, compared to Pier 1's decision to close 450 locations, which is roughly half of their open stores.
Macy's didn't have a terrible holiday season; sales only fell 0.6 percent in November and December, whereas experts had predicted a 1.75 percent decline.
The stores that are slated to close will begin liquidation sales within the month. Here's a list of the closures:
Antioch: Somersville Towne Center
Meriden: Westfield Meriden Mall
Pompano Beach: Pompano Citi Centre
Sanford: Seminole Towne Center
Vero Beach: Indian River Mall
Miami Bloomingdales: The Falls
Decatur: The Gallery at South DeKalb
Macon: Macon Mall
Waikoloa Village: Kings' Shops
Lewiston: Lewiston Center Mall
Carbondale: University Mall
West Dundee: Spring Hill Mall
Muncie: Muncie Mall
Prairie Village: Prairie Village Shopping Center
Owensboro: Towne Square Mall
Salisbury: The Centre at Salisbury
Leominster: The Mall at Whitney Field
Helena: Northside Center
Commack: Commack Shopping Center
Hicksville: Broadway Mall
Winston-Salem: Hanes Mall
Greater Cincinnati: Northgate Mall
St. Clairsville: Ohio Valley Mall
Stow: Stow-Kent Plaza
Harrisburg: Harrisburg Mall
State College: Nittany Mall
Goodlettsville: Rivergate Mall
Burlington: Cascade Mall
Seattle: Downtown Seattle
Walla Walla: Downtown Walla Walla
Is your favorite Macy's closing? What are your thoughts on the so-called retail apocalypse? Tell us in the comments!