Bloomingdale’s at Fashion Show mall slated to close

Bloomingdale’s at Fashion Show mall is slated for closure this spring, Bloomberg News Service reported Thursday.

Clearance sales begin Sunday and are expected to last seven to 11 weeks. The 99,000-square-foot store opened in 2002 and employs at least 35 people.

“Quite honestly, we see this as an opportunity for us,” said Jerry Irwin, general manager of the Fashion Show.

He noted that demand for the center is “pretty high” from retailers, and the Fashion Show should have no trouble filling the Bloomingdale’s spot.

“It gives us an opportunity to bring some great new retail to the center and to the market,” Irwin said.

In the past year, many first-to-market retailers have opened in the center, including Henri Bendel and Scotch & Soda.

Macy’s, which owns the Bloomingdale’s chain, is closing six stores nationwide: the Las Vegas Bloomingdale’s, which is a home store, and Macy’s locations in California, Texas, Hawaii, Minnesota and Massachusetts.

Despite the closure, Macy’s is expanding its overall presence in the city with its two-story, 180,000-square-foot store planned for the Shops at Summerlin, slated to open in fall 2014.

The company also plans to open a two-story, 105,000-square-foot Macy’s Men’s Store at the Fashion Show , in addition to the 201,000-square-foot store in the mall that it already operates.

“We’re very excited about that,” Irwin said of the opening.

Contact reporter Laura Carroll at lcarroll@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4588.

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