By Zak Failla
More traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores on Long Island are set to shutter their doors as online shopping continues to corner the market for shoppers.
Days after Pier 1 announced plans to close hundreds of stores nationwide , Macy’s announced that it will be closing more than two dozen stores in the coming months, including two on Long Island.
According to Macy’s, the location at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville and on Vets Highway in Commack are among 28 nationally that will be closing their doors as soon as 12 weeks from now.
A Macy’s spokesperson said that a clearance sale would begin in Hicksville this month that is expected to last between eight and 12 weeks. The Commack store will be closed over the summer, though no plans for a clearance sale have been announced.
When the closures are complete, there will be just five Macy’s locations left on Long Island: at Roosevelt Field, the Walt Whitman Mall, Bay Shore Mall, Smith Haven Mall and in Manhasset.
The plans call for dozens of employees to be placed at nearby Macy’s stores following the closing, and others will be eligible for severance packages, though details of what a package might look like have not been released.