Thursday, January 13, 2011

Downtown Macy's Downsizing

Posted By on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 9:52 AM

click to enlarge The Macy's will now occupy the first three floors. - GOOGLE MAPS
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The Macy's in the Railway Exchange Building at Olive and 6th Street is downsizing, according to blogger Steve Patterson.

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? 

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