Los Angeles — Macy’s will transform its 250,000-square-foot store into an open environment.
The Ratkovich Company, with partners National Real Estate Advisors and Blue Vista Capital, will upgrade the Macy’s store at The Bloc to become a downtown Los Angeles flagship store. The partners will also bring San Francisco-based men’s apparel retailer Wingtip to The Bloc, along with a new, currently unnamed, retail gallery concept conceived in collaboration between CNTRLgroup and Otto Design Group. Macy’s will transform its 250,000-square-foot store into an open environment with refreshed décor and visual presentations in every department. Macy’s will add a new furniture department to serve the expanding downtown residential community and enhance its cosmetics, housewares and textiles offerings. Shoppers will have direct access to Macy’s via entrances on all four levels, including a direct connection to the new nine-screen, 800-seat Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Macy’s remains open through construction; all renovations will be completed in time for the grand opening of The Bloc in October 2015. Wingtip will also open its first Los Angeles location in October 2015. The retailer offers custom and ready-to-wear clothing, leather goods, cigars and cigar accessories, rare single malt scotches, fly-fishing gear and barware, among other items.