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Old 04-28-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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I must have missed that. I thought that they had acquired the building when the May Company failed.
Macy's (May Co) leases the first three floors. The rest is mostly filled up with CHOP staff and I have no clue what they do there. Their entrance to the office section is off of Juniper St. The Crystal Tea Room is still there, btw.
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Macy's (May Co) leases the first three floors. The rest is mostly filled up with CHOP staff and I have no clue what they do there. Their entrance to the office section is off of Juniper St. The Crystal Tea Room is still there, btw.
Did Macys take the May Co name?

Thanks.I wondered about the Crystal Tea Room as it had been closed at one point

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:45 AM
 
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Did Macys take the May Co name?

Thanks.I wondered about the Crystal Tea Room as it had been closed at one point

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I was wrong; they're owned by Federated. Yes, the Crystal Tea Room is still open and used.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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I was wrong; they're owned by Federated. Yes, the Crystal Tea Room is still open and used.
Thanks. Love the Crystal Tea Room, even if I am an old hippie.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Speaking of Wanamakers. The Wanamaker's Bldg, in CC, is for sale for at least $200 million. It's 97% occupied. And Macy's is closing the Suburban Sq store next year.
I just assumed that Macy's owned the Wanamaker Building. This sale makes me nervous.

Amerimar Enterprises and TIER REIT are seeking to sell the Wanamaker office building in Philadelphia. - Philadelphia Business Journal
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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Macy's (May Co) leases the first three floors. The rest is mostly filled up with CHOP staff and I have no clue what they do there. Their entrance to the office section is off of Juniper St. The Crystal Tea Room is still there, btw.
My son used to work in the Wanamaker Building...he loved the building and the location. His office (a digital ad agency) and another (owned by the same parent company) were on two separate floors.

FYI, I read online that CHOP leased space in the building to house the hospital's finance, supply management and fundraising offices.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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As if the whole Federated and May histories weren't complicated enough (Macy's was bought by Federated in the early 90's, which then bought May Company in 2005, and renamed the company Macy's Inc, and where Bloomingdale's fits into all this I don't know) I have a big question: why is this May Company California logo identical to the Macy's logo?: May Company California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If I understand anything correctly, Macy's and May had no real relationship until Federated (which now is made up of only Macy's and Bloomingdale's) bought May in 2005, and immediately closed all May stores that already overlapped with Macy's, while renaming all other May stores Macy's. I do know Federated (possibly before they were involved with either May or Macy's) and May both sold stores to one another at some point. For example, Foley's in Texas was owned by Federated originally, but was sold to May around 1990, and of course ended up as Macy's in the end. But ironically, an earlier batch of Texas Macy's stores (except for their flagship at the Galleria in Houston) had closed around 1990, during the troubles that would lead to Macy's selling itself to Federated.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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And is this plan still happening?: http://www.philadelphiaspeaks.com/fo...h-amp-Chestnut
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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And is this plan still happening?: New Hotel Indigo for !2th & Chestnut
I have not heard about the Indigo Hotel for a while.
ON another news, aside of the 1700 MArket Street additional facade for restaurant, 1835 Market Street will also develop additional facade for flagship restaurant!
I posted the link on Philadelphia 2035. Since it is more pertaining to Philadelphia Development.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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As if the whole Federated and May histories weren't complicated enough (Macy's was bought by Federated in the early 90's, which then bought May Company in 2005, and renamed the company Macy's Inc, and where Bloomingdale's fits into all this I don't know) I have a big question: why is this May Company California logo identical to the Macy's logo?: May Company California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If I understand anything correctly, Macy's and May had no real relationship until Federated (which now is made up of only Macy's and Bloomingdale's) bought May in 2005, and immediately closed all May stores that already overlapped with Macy's, while renaming all other May stores Macy's. I do know Federated (possibly before they were involved with either May or Macy's) and May both sold stores to one another at some point. For example, Foley's in Texas was owned by Federated originally, but was sold to May around 1990, and of course ended up as Macy's in the end. But ironically, an earlier batch of Texas Macy's stores (except for their flagship at the Galleria in Houston) had closed around 1990, during the troubles that would lead to Macy's selling itself to Federated.
I'm guessing that the answer is that either May's or Macy's current Helvetica Lite logo is one that was adopted sometime after May/Federated/Macy's got tangled up?
Neither have had those logos for all that long. I'm not that old, and I remember when Macy's logo used to have serifs.

edit: I just did some checking at logos.wikia.com , and it appears that Macy adopted a version of the current logo in 1986, while May adopted it in in the 70's. So....a mystery!
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