Macy's shutting down 150 stores by 2026. Will Brevard's two locations be on the list?

Macy’s will be closing 150 of its department stores in a national realignment effort.

The company has not yet announced which stores will be closing, which means it's a waiting game for the two Macy's in Brevard County.

The “unproductive” locations will be closed by 2026, the retailer announced in a news release. The closings will begin this year, with 50 stores closing by December.

Company officials will prioritize investments in 350 remaining stores.

"We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, relevant assortments and compelling value," Macy's Tony Spring said in a statement.

Where are the two Macy's stores in Brevard?

Macy's announced it will close 150 stores by 2006.
Macy's announced it will close 150 stores by 2006.

The Space Coast's two Macy’s department stores are at the Melbourne Square Mall and the Merritt Square Mall on Merritt Island.

Both of these locations have already survived several rounds of Macy’s store closures over the last several years. But the Merritt Square Mall increasingly has become dotted with empty storefronts.

The Macy's company is expanding Bloomingdales and Bluemercy

While many department stores will be shuttered, the company announced it will expand its luxury brands.

There are plans to add 15 Bloomingdale’s stores in the next three years, although where those stores will be has not been announced. Also in the works, about 30 Bluemercury stores will be remodeled.

The closest Bloomingdale's to Brevard is in Orlando at the Mall at Millenia. Bluemercury is a skin and beauty store. Its closest Brevard location is in Winter Park.

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