Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Macy's to Close

In yet another hit to the Carbondale economy, the 30 year old Macy's store will close around the end of April.  Clearance sales start later this month and will run through the end of April. After that, the company hopes you will drive to Cape Girardeau to shop at the closest store or purchase online. this leaves only J.C. Pennys and Kohls as sources for a large selection of high quality of brand name clothing in the Carbondale area and will encourage even more sales leakage outside the boarders of southern Illinois. Several business women I know have told me over the years that they purchase most of their professional clothing online or in St. Louis, as they cannot find any quality clothing locally.

This leaves J. C. Penny and Bed Bath and Beyond as the anchor stores for a mall that 2 decades ago hosted Penny's, Montgomery Wards, Sears and Macy's.

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