A mall in the Bronx will close in November as part of a $4.8 billion renovation, the city announced Tuesday.
The closure of the mall in Manhattan’s Queens borough, which is also home to the Chrysler Museum of Automotive, will be the largest in the nation.
The mall, which closed in 2007, is located in the Queens borough of Queens, on the east side of Manhattan.
In a statement, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he was “very proud” of the work being done on the mall, but that the closure is a result of a “challenging economic environment.”
“As the country recovers from the Great Recession, we are facing a crisis in the mall economy,” the mayor said in a statement.
“I am proud of our team of professionals at Macy’s for putting the mall back together, but there are no excuses.
Macy’s is an iconic brand and this closure is an insult to the millions of New Yorkers who rely on it for their shopping.”
The Mall at Oneonta, one of the largest malls in the country, closed last month for renovations.
“The Mall will be closed Nov. 20, 2020, to reopen in November 2020,” Macy’s said in the statement.
Macy’s has been the target of criticism over its management of the renovation, with critics calling it “shoddy” and “unjustified.”
“Macy has failed to deliver on its promise to its customers to make sure its shopping experience is excellent, to ensure that people don’t lose their minds,” said Daniel Fialkov, president of the Center for a New Economy, a New York City nonprofit organization that works to reform the mall industry.
“This is a company that has failed its customers.
It has failed the customers who have been paying for it for decades.
Macy has failed New Yorkers, and it has failed taxpayers.”