A small-scale Macy's store is officially coming to Cherry Hill!

Remember the old Bed Bath & Body works that closed last year in the Garden State Park shopping center in Cherry Hill? Its closure was part of a wide-ranging sweep of closures nationwide after the company  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Bed Bath & Beyond in Cherry Hill, New Jersey before it closed
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Months later, there appeared to be construction work happening on the site, but it was unclear what could be happening next to the vacant space in a shopping center that gets so much foot traffic. Well the wondering is over!

A small-scale Macy's store will take over the old Bed Bath & Beyond. I happened to be running some errands in the shopping center recently and saw it for it for myself. The signage has already been put up, with a banner that reads "Opening Soon."

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It looks as though most of the progress has been done, and they'll be opening soon!

When will the small-scale Macy's open in Cherry Hill?

We won't have to wait much longer. According to Macy's website, this location will have their grand opening on May 25!

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Why open a smaller scale Macy's store?

According to Macy's chief stores officer, Marc Mastronardi, this is a move to adapt to decreased foot traffic in shopping malls. With Macy's new smaller scale stores, which are about 1/5 the size of regular shopping mall locations, the retailer hopes to provide customers with a more convenient shopping experience.

Are you ready for this Macy's? It should be a way easier option than having to navigate the much-busier parking lot in the nearby Macy's at the Cherry Hill Mall!

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