Retail News: Macy’s in Suburban Square Is Closing

The store will close early next year.

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Macy’s in Suburban Square. | Google Maps.

Suburban Square might be getting a Madewell next month, but the open-air shopping center is losing its department store. A rep from Macy’s confirmed that the company will be terminating its Ardmore lease in early 2016. The store will continue operations throughout 2015. Expect a final clearance sale around March of next year (these usually last about eight weeks, according to the rep), and a final closing around April.

No word on what will be taking its place, but stay tuned.




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  • Ananamus

    Huge loss and disappointment. What the h is Suburban Square management doing? The place is becoming a ghost town.

    • b

      Seriously. From what I’ve gathered rent is ridiculous. So sad.

  • Manayunk resident

    Well there goes my visits to Suburban Square. I’d go there specifically for Macy’s after going to Whole Foods, then stop at a few other Suburban Square shops (Ten Thousand Villages, City Sports, the two stores that sell expensive British clothes) for impulse buys. Not worth the trip without Macy’s.

    That property is just going to sit there vacant and the rest of Suburban Square is going to see less sales too. Stupid stupid stupid. Now I’ll just head in the other direction for Lord & Taylor on City Ave instead.

    • Jayfar

      FWIW, Center City has Ten Thousand Villages (1122 Walnut), City Sports (1608 Walnut), Macy’s and much more.

  • Timothy Dunleavy

    That location opened in 1930 – Strawbridge’s first expansion location (after their main store at Eighth and Market) one of the first suburban department stores in the country. This is a damn shame.
    But yeah, it is mostly a ghost town. Williams-Sonoma is gone too. And the Corner Bakery Cafe at Suburban Square, my favorite weekend brunch spot, will be closing down Memorial Day weekend – they couldn’t afford the latest rent increase.