COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)- Macy’s Inc. announced 36 stores will begin closing immediately. This is part of the realignment the company announced at the beginning of 2020.

“Macy’s, Inc. is committed to rightsizing our store fleet by concentrating our existing retail locations in desirable and well-trafficked A and B malls,” wrote Director of Media Relations Carolyn Ng Cohen in an email.

The three Macy’s locations in the Columbus area — Easton, Tuttle, and Polaris, will remain open.

In Ohio, the Lima Mall location was already on the chopping block and three more in the state were announced:

  • Great Lakes Mall, Mentor
  • Richland Mall, Mansfield
  • Tri-County Mall, Cincinnati

These stores will have clearance sales beginning almost immediately and will last from eight to 12 weeks.

“These closures bring us closer to achieving the right mix of mall-based stores,” wrote Cohen.

Here is a current list of the types of company’s stores: https://www.macysinc.com/about/store-count-and-square-footage