Macy's missile misses Fairfield County area

Southwest Connecticut was spared the ax wielded by Macy’s Wednesday, after the retailer revealed its list of 40 stores slated for closure, including one in Enfield that employs just over 100 people.

Macy’s (NYSE: M) has area locations at the Danbury Fair mall, Stamford Town Center, the Westfield Trumbull mall, and the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford.

Besides the Enfield store, Macy’s is closing stores in Springfield and Lanesborough, Mass.; South Plainfield, N.J.; and Buffalo, Horsehead, Kingston and Williamsville, N.Y. The company stated it hopes to save $400 million annually through the store closures.

Macy’s indicated it plans to proceed with a planned Bloomingdale’s store at the planned SoNo Collection mall slated to open in Norwalk in 2018 by developer General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP), with Macy’s planning to employ 200 people there.

“There will be short-term pain as we tighten our belt and realign our resources,” said Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren, in a written statement. “Our eye is on a long-term vision of Macy’s ... as a dynamic retailer that serves existing customers and acquires new ones through innovative approaches.”; 203-964-2236;