Thursday, January 13, 2011
Downtown Macy's Downsizing
By Chad Garrison
on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM
Patterson writes on his Urban Review STL
that the city's only downtown department store will now occupy three floors instead of six. Much of the 21-story Railway Exchange Building
had served as the headquarters for the Famous-Barr chain of department stores prior to its acquisition by Macy's in the mid-2000s.
Good news is that the iconic Papa FaBarre's restaurant on the second floor of the department store should stay open for business following the downsizing. The same cannot be said for the St. Louis Room, a dated cafeteria on the sixth floor that -- like much of this throwback department store -- conjured up memories of the 1970s BBC comedy, Are You Being Served?
The Macy's in the Railway Exchange Building at Olive and 6th Street is downsizing, according to blogger Steve Patterson.