The Examiner examiner.net 07 Jan, 2021 05:00 am

Macy's Independence Center

The Independence Macy’s would be among 37 stores to close by the end of April.

Macy's at Independence Center to close in the spring Macy’s in Independence Center will close this spring, the second anchor tenant to depart from the mall in less than three years.The department store chain announced Wednesday that the Independence Macy’s would be among 37 stores to close by the end of April, part of a plan announced in February 2020 to close about 125 stores nationwide by 2023.Another mall anchor tenant, Dillards, also owns its mall space.Dick’s Sporting Goods moved into an expanded area a couple years ago and became another anchor tenant.

IGP Business Group, a Los Angeles-based company whose portfolio includes malls in Salina, Kansas, as well as suburban Los Angeles and Orlando, bought Independence Center last February for a reported $57 million.Like Sears on the mall’s west end, Macy’s owns its store’s space on the mall’s east end.

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