HBC to Close Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave. Flagship, Sell Gilt

HBC to Close Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave. Flagship, Sell Gilt

New York--Nearly eight months after announcing it would sell its Lord & Taylor building in New York and scale down the footprint there, Hudson’s Bay Co has now said it will close the store   The company announced Tuesday in its first quarter results that as it continues to balance its brick-and-mortar presence with online channels, it has decided to close its Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City altogether The company originally planned to continue to operate a much smaller space in the building after it sold to co-working space company WeWork in a deal valued at $850 million In its statement, HBC said that, “…exiting this iconic space reflects Lord & Taylor’s increasing focus on its digital opportunity and HBC’s commitment to improving profitability” The company said it expects to close up to 10 Lord & Taylor stores through 2019 It has been struggling with the well-known retailer for some time.

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