Macy’s going smaller in Pittsburgh

New York City -- Macy's is reducing the size of its store in downtown Pittsburgh from nine floors of retail space to six (plus a mezzanine).

The company has been moving some departments to lower floors since early this year. The store will remain open during the renovations.

"The store is being reconfigured for better flow among departments, making shopping easier and more convenient," the company said in a statement.

After the consolidation, Macy’s Pittsburgh's flagship will have about 525,000 sq. ft. of space, making it about twice the size of the typical suburban store.

All 363 Macy's employees will remain at the store, the company said.

Macy's put the 13-story building that houses the store up for sale more than a year ago, with the intent of leasing back retail and office space (it is home to the chain’s regional and district offices). To date, however, it has not found a buyer.

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