• End of an era: Macy's in downtown Pittsburgh closes its doors for good

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    PITTSBURGH - Sunday marked the end of an era for a department store that’s been open in downtown Pittsburgh for more than a century.

    The 1.2 million-square-foot Macy’s store on Fifth Avenue officially closed its doors for good Sunday.


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    The closing means there are no longer any department stores in downtown Pittsburgh.

    The 13-story building for decades housed a Kaufmann’s department store before transitioning into a Macy’s.

    However, the closing of the store doesn’t mean the building will fall out of use.

    A Philadelphia developer bought the building for $15 million and has plans to build a hotel and residential units there.

    The bottom floors of the building will also include retail aspects, according to the Trib.The Macy’s store officially closed its doors at 5 p.m. Sunday. 

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