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Macy's closing West Manchester Mall store

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Macy's is closing its store in West Manchester Mall in York County. Associates at the store were notified today.

A final clearance sale at the store will begin Wednesday, and will run until late September or early October, Macy's said in a news release. The store will close at that time.

"The closing is part of an ongoing process by Macy’s, Inc. to selectively prune underperforming locations while also opening new ones to fill gaps in local markets across the country," the release stated.

"Macy’s is committed to treating affected associates with respect and openness. Associates displaced by the store closing may be offered positions in other Macy’s stores where possible. Regular full-time and part-time associates who are laid off due to the store closing will be provided severance benefits and outplacement assistance."

About 69 associates work at the West Manchester Mall store, the release said. The store, with 120,000 square feet, was opened as a Hecht’s in 1995 and converted to the Macy’s nameplate in 2006. The company has sold this store location to the mall owner.

After the closing of West Manchester Mall store, Macy’s will continue to operate 36 stores in Pennsylvania, including two in the Harrisburg area.

The West Manchester Mall was purchased for $17.5 million in October by M&R Investors, headed by partners Frank Mihalopoulos and Tony Ruggeri. While many stores remain open, the mall is undergoing a $50 million renovation expected to be completed in 2016.

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