Macy's to Open Three Stores in NY, Calif.

CINCINNATI-Macy's will deepen its presence in the New York market with two new stores and target a growing area of California with a new store there as well.

A 160,000-square-foot Macy's in the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx borough of New York City will open in fall 2013 or spring 2014, while a 200,000-square-foot Macy's will replace an existing one in Westfield South Shore in Bay Shore, which is on Long Island. The current South Shore mall store is scheduled to be razed next March, with construction of the new store beginning shortly thereafter that will open in fall 2013.

A 103,000-square-foot Macy's in the Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, Calif. will open in mid-2013, a renovation and expansion of a former Gottschalks store. It will be the 11th Macy's store in the Riverside-San Bernardino market.

"Our new Macy's stores in Bay Plaza and South Shore will help us to better serve customers and deepen our presence in the diverse and densely populated New York marketplace, where we already enjoy a

significant presence. Our Victorville store, on the other hand, will be the first Macy's in that rapidly growing city, and we look forward to meeting and engaging new customers," said Ron Klein, Macy's chief stores officer.

In addition, Macy's is consolidating its two separate stores in Westfield MainPlace in Santa Ana, Calif., into the one location in 2012. The current 334,000-square-foot Macy's main store will be retained and remodeled to incorporate menswear and mattresses currently sold in a separate 155,000-square-foot store in MainPlace. When the transition is completed, the smaller building at MainPlace will be closed and acquired by Westfield for redevelopment, Macy's said.

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