Updated: 01/08/2014 5:14 PM
Created: 01/08/2014 4:31 PM WHEC.com
Macy’s at Medley Centre will be closing. That’s according to a filing with the New York State Department of Labor.
According to the paperwork, 82 employees will be laid off between April 9 and April 22 and the store will officially close on April 22.
The reason for the closure is economic. News10NBC learned late Wednesday afternoon Macy's plans to lay off 2,500 workers nationwide as it restructures.
Irondequoit Supervisor Adam Bello issued a statement saying, “This is a sad day for the employees and their families who work for Macy’s nationwide, and particularly here in Irondequoit. I have spoken with Macy’s and understand that this is part of a national restructuring, and they have assured me that they will work with employees to try and relocate them to other area stores. Today’s announcement also underscores why development at Medley Centre is critical to the economic wellbeing of Irondequoit, and why agreements made to develop the property must and will be enforced.”