October 20, 2003,
Federated to close Lazarus-Macy's store
Federated Department Stores will close its Lazarus-Macy's store in downtown Columbus, OH, next August and not pursue a new location in that area. The store downsized its selling space in 1998 from 933,000 square feet to 371,500 square feet. Lazarus-Macy's currently operates seven full-line department stores and two furniture galleries in Franklin and Delaware counties, five of which are within Columbus city limits.
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Ott named svp at May Dept. Stores
Gregory Ott has been appointed svp of strategy and new business development at May Department Stores, effective Oct. 27. Reporting to Gene Kahn, chairman and ceo, Ott replaces William Edkins, who continues as a consultant to the company. Most recently, Ott was president of See Change Services, a division of APL Logistics.
Glasser to head Value City division
Stuart Glasser has been appointed president and ceo of its Value City Department Stores division, a new position as the result of the company's recent reorganization. Glasser joined the company in September 2002 as head of the division's softlines merchandising operations. The company recently changed its name to Retail Ventures Inc., a holding company with Value City Department Stores, Filene's Basement and DSW as its subsidiaries.
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