Fort Gratiot Macy's to close in spring
The Birchwood Mall Macy's department store in Fort Gratiot Township will be closing this spring.
It's part of the 100 planned store closures announced in August 2016, according to Macy's Inc. The Macy's located in Westland Mall closed in March 2017.
The company says the Birchwood Mall location would be the only Michigan location to close. Officials haven't announced a closing date but expect it to be in the middle of March.
"Macy’s shared this information with store associates today, January 3, 2018, because they are important to our organization and we wanted to make sure they heard about this change from the company," Emily Workman, a Macy's spokeswoman, said in an email.
She said regular, non-seasonal employees who have not been transferred to a different location will be eligible for severance, including outplacement resources.
"While closing a store is always a difficult decision because of the impact on our customers, our associates and the community, Macy’s is delighted to have served this community over the years."
The remaining department stores at the Birchwood Mall are Target, Carson's and JCPenney.