Sad news today for Miami shoppers and history buffs: Macy’s is closing stores across the country and its flagship downtown Miami store was not spared. That’s the Macy’s located in the historic Burdine’s building, which was once a home-grown Florida department store chain.
There’s no set closing date for the Miami Macy’s store, according to CBS Miami, but clearance sales will begin on January 8 and last through mid-March. So the Burdine’s building will serve as a department store for at least few more months.
Here are some incredible retro holiday displays that once lit up downtown:
So what will replace Macy’s? It remains to be seen, but in other cities, Amazon and co-working spaces have recently moved into Macy’s buildings as the retailer struggles to keep up in the age of online shopping.
- Macy’s To Close Iconic Downtown Miami Store [CBS Miami]
- Here’s Lincoln Road’s MiMo-Fabulous Burdine’s In Its Prime [Curbed Miami]