Macy’s to shut down store in Chestnut Hill

Macy’s to shut down store in Chestnut Hill

Macy’s is closing its Chestnut Hill store as part of what the company calls an annual review process that selectively prunes underperforming locations.

The store, which opened in a former Bloomingdale’s location at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center in 2007, will start a final clearance sale on Sunday that will run for about 10 weeks.

The store’s approximately 140 employees were notified of the closing yesterday.

Workers will be offered positions in nearby Macy’s stores “where possible,” while regular full- and part-time employees who are laid off will get severance benefits, according to the company.

Macy’s said it sold the lease for the 130,000-square-foot store back to the shopping center’s owner.

The company is also closing stores in Austin, Texas, and Union City, Ga.

After closing the Chestnut Hill location, Macy’s will operate 15 stores in Greater Boston.

dgoodison@bostonherald.com

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