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  •  Petition signed and diary tweeted! (8+ / 0-)

    Actually, I signed it based on Denise Oliver Velez's diary on Sunday but open protests in front of the flagship TWO DAYS before the parade? This is GREAT!

    Remember, the people who are running Macy's are the people who decided that none of the other merchant princes who built the stores they acquired (Edward Filene, I. Magnin, Marshall Field, Fred Lazarus) needed to be remembered because how could you do national advertising unless the stares all had the same names. Idiots.

    -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

    by Dave in Northridge on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 03:27:16 PM PST

    •  Marshal Field in particular (9+ / 0-)

      pissed me off. The store in Chicago was magnificent. It was a part of my childhood Christmas. Coming from the cornfields into the city and going to look at their windows. Well, you can imagine.

      Yes, I'll bet Macy's was pissed by that protest. I hope they do it again and get even bigger turn-out.

      Thanks for putting Denise's link in there. I've thought about updating the diary to include it above as well as giving the petition count update. It's closing in on their target. Think I should?

    •  They really killed MF for no reason (1+ / 0-)
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      elwior

      The store became completely ordinary the minute they made the change to Macy's. It's so sad that I no longer have any reason to visit that beautiful building.

      •  They killed off Bon Marché, Bullocks, (1+ / 0-)
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        Emporium-Capwell, The Broadway, Weinstocks, Robinson's-May (formerly Robinson's and The May Co), Lord &Taylor.

        Each of these were different stores that served a different niche. One mall I worked at had 5-6 of these anchor stores. As Macy's/Federated consumed them, it replaced one with Macy's west and shut the others down.

        The shopping mall is still there, but it's nothing like the wonderful varied shopping Mecca it used to be. One of the anchor stores is Target. The others are Macy's and Walmart.

        Choice? What choice? Consumers who go there today have no choice compared to the 1990s shopper.

        Yes, some of the department stores I mentioned fell on hard times with the recession of the late 1980s. But being devoured by Macy's pretty much obliterated  middle class department store shopping.

        It's a shame.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 12:27:59 AM PST

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