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Macy’s, other stores receive facelift

February 25, 2014
By KAYLA VAN DYNE - Times Leader Staff Writer , Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Macy's held a grand re-opening in November.

For the last several months, Macy's in the process of revamping the store completely. Some of the new features that were highlighted includes a larger women's shoe department, expanded make up department and a larger selection before the holidays. The first 200 guest received a $10 gift card on opening day.

"Macy's recognized that it has been a long time since the last upgrade," Joe Bell, director of communications for the Cafaro Company. "The store has a new, fresh look to increase their

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Pictured cutting the ribbon are St. Clairsville Mayor Robert Vincenzo, Macy’s manager Cathy Wilson and the District Vice President for Macy’s Deanna Salvaggio.

The Friday before the grand re-opening, Macy's held a special community shopping event to benefit the Tri-County Help Center. Along with the ribbon cutting, Macy's presented a check to the Tri-County Help Center Director Cathy Campbell for $2,000.

According to Cathy Wilson, who has been a manager for Macy's for 19 years, some of the biggest changes she has seen in the newly renovated Macy's includes the lighting, flooring, more spacious and brighter.

Wilson also said the associates are excited for the renovation and feel like they have a new home and customers are thrilled as well.

Along with the Macy's renovation and the opening of Boscov's, several other additions have been made as well. These include a take out counter at the Osaka Japanese Restaurant, the addition of M.C. Sports, which opened in July and programs and entertainment for the kids and families.

The other addition is on the outside of the mall and occupies the space that use to house Quiznos and is next to Starbucks.

The Panda restaurant will feature menu offerings inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and other Pacific Rim cultures.

The restaurant is 1,500 square feet and located next to Starbucks' drive-thru.

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