By Kevin Williams
I wrote the other day about K-Marts and Sears that are closing, now today I saw a list of Macy’s. A shuttered Macy’s, for some reason, doesn’t quite make me as sad/nostalgic as a shuttered Kmart, but, still, it’s a sign of a declining retail landscape. This was on my mind especially today as I explored a small string of towns along I-75 in west-central Ohio today. These were small-towns that had been “Wal-Marted” and the downtowns seemed like struggling shells of their former selves.
Some of the Macy’s on this list are in small towns that I am surprised could support a Macy’s (well, I guess they can’t which is why they are closing) like Sandusky or St. Clairsville, Ohio. But then there are other places where the closing really surprised me like Eastlake Mall in Columbus or Grand Forks, North Dakota, a pretty stable retail environment.