STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Macy’s has announced that over the course of 2017, the company will close 68 of its department stores across the United States. The anchor store at Fort Steuben Mall is on the list.
Macy’s says 63 of the closures will happen in early spring and two will close mid-2017. Other locations are being sold. It’s not yet clear exactly when Steubenville’s Macy’s store will close.
The retailer says an estimated 3,900 associates displaced by the closings could be offered positions in nearby stores where possible and eligible employees will receive severance benefits.
The Macy’s store at Fort Steuben Mall employs 59 associates. It first opened as Kaufmann's in 1974.
Another Fort Steuben Mall anchor, Sear's, closed just last year.
Other nearby Macy's locations slated to close include stores at Washington Crown Center in Washington, Pa. and Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca, Pa.
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