Macy’s Inc. this week unveiled forty-five stores it would close this year across its portfolio of storefronts — including its Bloomingdale’s brand. The closures were expected but the exact locations up until this week had not yet been disclosed. Macy’s announced in early 2020 that it planned on closing 125 stores by 2023.
Among the planned closures revealed this week include the Santa Monica Bloomingdale’s, at 315 Colorado Ave., in the Santa Monica Place mall. The department store will close sometime before the end of the first quarter of this year, but an exact last day has not yet been announced. Employees at the store were notified of the closure plans ahead of the announcement this week.
“As previously announced, Macy’s, Inc. is committed to rightsizing our store fleet by concentrating our existing retail locations in desirable and well-trafficked A and B malls,” Macy’s said in a prepared statement. “To that end, we announced several store closures today that align to the guidance we provided in February 2020. These closures bring us closer to achieving the right mix of mall-based stores.”
Currently, there are no plans to shutter any additional Bloomingdale’s in the Los Angeles area, or Macy’s, for that matter. But with more closure announcements expected soon, that could very well change.