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Old 08-29-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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which would work better? macy's removing 31,000 sq. ft. of an old store, and remodeling a one story 55,000sq. ft. building to a 2 story 110,000sq. ft. store OR Macy's expanding 20,000 sq.ft. by removing parking? Either way they do it will make the store above 100,000sq. ft.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I assume you are asking because there is one near your area? I've been there (many yrs. ago) - I think the remodeling and keeping parking is the better option.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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I assume you are asking because there is one near your area? I've been there (many yrs. ago) - I think the remodeling and keeping parking is the better option.
There is not a Macy's in our county, nor is their a upscale department store or anything close to it. The biggest department store here is Sears. We have JcPenney's, Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart, Fashion Bug, Ross, Osh, and coming soon Lowe's in one city. K-Mart and Home Depot in another city. Costco, Sears, Gottschalks, Ross, Old Navy, Home Depot, and coming soon is Kohl's and Lowe's in the biggest city.

There is talks that the Gottschalks (small 60-store family owned department store) in San Luis Obispo would be sold to Macy's.

They can rather build up or across. So you think the building up is better because they are save parking, and get to be 2 stories. Yet, it would be cheaper to build across and remove parking. The reason they aren't tearning down the whole building, or building in another location is Macy's wanted the 60s look the building has and that they wanted to save money.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Is there a problem which ever way they decide? Is a cut in parking going to cause a problem? Do you not like a higher building? Not sure what you are really asking about.
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:11 AM
 
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Is there a problem which ever way they decide? Is a cut in parking going to cause a problem? Do you not like a higher building? Not sure what you are really asking about.
which way is more practical. more of a likelihood of what will happen. just curious
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:49 PM
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Location: NKY's Campbell Co.
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There are a couple of unknowns though, like the city/county requirments for parking spaces. If the lot can't accomodate more parking (i.e. new surface lots or garage) then they will build up. If the lot can handle the loss of parking spaces, yes I believe it would be easier to build across the current parking spaces.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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BTW, what is the deal with Macy's liking 2 story buildings? Why does any consumer like 2 story buildings? To be different? To look more New-Yorkish? To attract more that are ppl driving by? To intimidate other stores? to make the store more organized? some other reason?
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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The Wash DC Macy's has 5 levels!

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BTW, what is the deal with Macy's liking 2 story buildings? Why does any consumer like 2 story buildings? To be different? To look more New-Yorkish? To attract more that are ppl driving by? To intimidate other stores? to make the store more organized? some other reason?
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