Macy’s at Hilltop Mall to permanently close

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https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2020/08/21/richmonds-hilltop-mall-on-the-market-again.html
Hilltop Mall is located at 2200 Hilltop Mall Road in Richmond, Calif.

Macy’s at Hilltop Mall will permanently close and 133 employees will be laid off unless some transfer to other stores, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt announced in his e-forum newsletter.

The mayor shared an email sent today from a Macy’s executive announcing the store’s closure. The email, sent to both city and county officials, notes that job eliminations are expected to occur between March 14 and March 27.  Macy’s is “shuttering 45 more locations this year, as part of its 3-year closure plan,” according to CNBC.

It’s the latest blow to a mostly vacant Richmond mall that has been declining for years. JC Penney’s also moved out. Walmart remains.

In 2017, developer LBG Real Estate Cos. purchased the property with plans to modernize the shopping center and construct housing, office space and a hotel. Those plans have since changed, with the COVID-19 pandemic cited as a contributing factor.  The developer has reportedly rebranded the 78-acre property as the East Bay Science & Technology Center with plans to sell or lease it.

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  1. The closure of Hilltop reflects on the City of Richmond and what it does not provide its residents –
    You may now add to the list – no shopping center and NO HOSPITAL. This would never occur
    on the other side of the County. It is uncalled for. Our tax dollars are not spent to our benefit.

    • Dolores you are 100% right, we put our vote and trust in our elective officials, and if we complain they call you a bad name.

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