Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Downtown Macy's Escalator Tribute
I am a big fan of the downtown Macy's. It's in a fabulous building, close to a Metrolink stop and is staffed by kind people. It's got a cool restaurant (Papa Fabarre's), it isn't part of an annoyingly jarring indoor mall and is never overrun with people; no lines (good for customer, bad for retailer).
Obviously, I am happy that Macy's is going to keep this location open. Yet, I'm sad that they are downsizing it. Not because of the loss of goods and retail square footage, but because of the escalators. Man I'm a dork, I know it, but damn it, I will desperately miss the varied styles of escalators in this department store. From the old school wood to the brushed stainless steel art deco ones to the more modern glass ones like you see today. I fear these will go the way of the typewriter during the remodeling. I hope not, but I fear the worst. Here's my photo tribute to a department store and escalators that have soul:My kids love getting Swedish fish at the candy counter:I will miss the marble floors too.