Last week in this space there was a posting about Marshall Field’s fans who were disgruntled with a Chicago Sun-Times article about Macy’s (which replaced beloved Chicago retailer Marshall Field’s last year).
Following that posting, a Chicago-area reader went shopping in Skokie, Ill., a Chicago suburb, and reported the following:
“I go to an outside mall (Old Orchard) not too far from us and park where I always do. I can tell you, people are not shopping at Macy’s like they did at Marshall Field’s. That parking lot would have been full on a nice day (if Marshall Field’s were still in business).”
She noted that there are many parking areas at Old Orchard Shopping Center, but that the place where she parks is where Marshall Field’s/Macy’s customers park because the entrance is through the Field’s/Macy’s door. And she added, “I also walked through Macy’s, and it was not busy at all.”
Now, of course, one testimonial does send a jury scurrying to convict, but it is an interesting observation, isn’t it?