DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Following a three-year renovation, Macy’s will celebrate the grand reopening of its “reconfigured” and consolidated Downtown Brooklyn store with a series of special events later this week.
In 2015, Tishman Speyer purchased Macy’s upper five floors for $270 million to convert into office space as part of The Wheeler, the development firm’s 620,000-square-foot creative office complex. Macy’s remained open throughout the renovation to consolidate its sales floors to the lower four levels of 422 Fulton Street.
The building, previously the home of the Abraham & Straus department store, received an “improved layout and new architectural and structural elements,” including new elevators and escalators for the redesigned 278,000-square-foot store, as well as a new locker room, lounge, and conference room for Macy’s staff.
“The renovation of Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn illustrates our firm commitment to the Fulton Street retail community and our loyal customers,” Kizzie Tunson, Vice President Store Manager of Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn, said in an announcement. “We are proud to present our customers with an updated store environment, enhanced merchandise offerings, and an elevated level of customer service.”
Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn’s new layout features:
- Lower Level – Furniture and Home Store
- Main Floor – Women’s Shoes, Handbags, Jewelry, and an expanded Cosmetics department as well as an “At Your Service” customer service center and a LensCrafters
- Second Floor – Men’s department as well as a new Big and Tall shop
- Third Floor – Women’s Ready-to-Wear and Juniors as well as Plus Sizes and Petites
- Fourth Floor – Children’s, Intimate Apparel, Coats and Swimwear
Check out the list of events Macy’s has lined up for this week to celebrate the completion of the store’s renovation.
Thursday, November 8, 6pm to 8pm
Men’s Dressing Workshop to give men tips on how to dress for all occasions. The actor Rotimi from the television show Power will model and customers will get to meet and take a photo with him. The President of 100 Black Men of America with host a Q&A on the importance of personal presentation. RSVP here.
Friday, November 9
At 10am the Soul Tigers Marching Band, Inc. will lead customers into the new and improved Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn store for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and local officials. The first 250 customers to enter the store at the Fulton Street entrance will receive a $10 Macy’s gift card (valid from Nov. 8, 2018 through Nov. 11, 2018).
At 5pm there will be a holiday dressing presentation in the Women’s department.
From 6pm to 8pm, make up artist and Love & Hip Hop star, Jonathan Fernandez, will show customers how to get the perfect holiday look. RSVP here.
Saturday, November 10
Costumed characters from PJ Masks will meet and greet fans in the Children’s department at 11am.
A tree decorating seminar will take place in the Home department at 1pm.
Prince Charming searches for a queen at 2pm in the Shoe department—if the shoe fits, take the pair home!
In the Home department at 3pm, Chef Roblé will discuss personal holiday traditions, his culinary art, and serve samples of some of his favorite holiday recipes.
Sunday, November 11
Complimentary monogramming will be offered with any handbag purchase on the Main Floor from 12pm to 4pm.
Starting at 12pm, several musical acts will perform “the sounds of Brooklyn throughout the store.”
Stop by Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn, check out the renovations, and get started on your holiday shopping.