As part of its three-year plan to pare down its brick-and-mortar footprint, Macy's (M) will close seven more stores in 2022.

The department store retailer first announced that it would close about 125 stores in February 2020, before the pandemic began, as it looked to optimize its store portfolio and open smaller-format locations.

Macy's was temporarily forced to close its stores in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down nonessential businesses across the country for months to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Macy's confirmed the 2022 store closures to USA Today, saying in a statement, "Stores remain an integral part of our omnichannel retail ecosystem. As our business evolves, we continue to optimize and reposition our store fleet to more effectively support our omnichannel sales growth and expand market share."

Macy's, which also operates Bloomingdale's and Bluemercury, announced its first round of closures in early February 2020, followed by more store closures in January 2021.

According to USA Today, the latest round of Macy's locations planned to close are expected to occur during the retailer's first financial quarter of 2022, which is expected to end in late July or early August.

A Bloomingdale's location is expected to shut down near the end of the last quarter of 2021 or by Jan. 29, the news outlet said.

Some locations are already holding clearance sales, including a store in Lee's Summit, Missouri, KMBC, an ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri, reported.

Stores that will be closing in the coming months, according to USA Today, include:

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  • Mountain Brook: Brookwood Village, 614 Brookwood Village


  • City of Industry: Puente Hills Mall, 1600 S Azusa Ave.


  • Boulder: Twenty Ninth Street Mall, 1900 28th St.
  • Centennial: Streets at SouthGlenn, 6801 S University Blvd.


  • Lee's Summit: Summit Fair, 900 NW Blue Parkway


  • Baytown: San Jacinto Mall, 5000 San Jacinto Mall (including Furniture Clearance Center)

Bloomingdale's Outlet Store


  • Estero: Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road

The news of the store closures comes as Macy's recently announced that it was modifying its store hours throughout January as the COVID pandemic continues to remain a concern amid the Omicron surge, according to CNN.

Stores will now be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with the hours remaining unchanged Friday through Sunday, the news outlet reported.

As of Thursday premarket hours, shares of Macy's were trading at $26.50, up 6 cents, or 0.23%.

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Macy's department store's logo in New York City on Jan. 8, 2009. Getty Image/Emmanuel Dunand