Are Connecticut's Macy's stores in danger of closing for good?

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal report Macy's is getting set to close a handful of stores and lay off 2,350 Workers.

Macy's plans to lay off about 13% of its corporate staff and close five stores in a bid to trim costs and redirect spending to improve the shopping experience for customers.

As Macy's lays off 13% of its corporate staff and a total of 3.5% of their overall workforce, everyone is wondering what this means for the future of its Connecticut locations? What will their fate be? There are a lot of Macy's locations in Connecticut, including:

  • Danbury
  • Milford
  • Stamford
  • Trumbull
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford

The report goes on to say that these are the stores that will close in 2024:

  • Macy's Ballston (Arlington, Virginia)
  • Macy's Bay Fair (San Leandro, California)
  • Macy's Kukui Grove (Lihue, Hawaii)
  • Macy's Simi Valley Town Center (Simi Valley, California)
  • Macy's Governor's Square (Tallahassee, Florida)

I reached out the the Macy's corporate office and asked their communications department if there are any plans to shutter CT stores and they got back promptly, saying:

"Hi Lou, Thanks for reaching out. We have no announcements to make regarding Macy’s stores in Connecticut. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and the community."

It looks like things are OK for Connecticut Macy's locations right now but we don't know if the corporate layoffs impacted any Connecticut employees.

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