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

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.


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.