Friday, April 1, 2011

Theatre Turned Overpriced Store

I posted a photo of this building facade about a year ago, and the only reason I'm featuring it again is because I think the colours look a lot better and more vivid in this shot. This used to be an old movie theatre, but is now Macy's, an overpriced clothing and home supplies store on Main Street in Walla Walla. Macy's is a chain store, but I believe it's only in the northwest United States. You can read more about it at my previous post (click the link above).

6 comments:

Monkey said...

That is an interesting building. I like it.

By the way, Macy's has over 800 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. I understand that it has been around since 1858, even before Sears and Montgomery Ward!

cieldequimper said...

I've been to Macy's in NYC! And Walla Walla!

Becky said...

I think I was thinking of what Macy's was before it was Macy's: Bon Marche. I'm fairly certain they are a northwest company. Or WERE before they disappeared and became Macy's.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I see their flyers in the paper so I know we must have one around here somewhere, but I've never been inside one. I think I'll survive.

Weisenheimer said...

The Bon Marché started in Seattle in the late 1800s and were a mostly Northwest chain. Macy's bought them about 10 years ago or so. They tried branding as Bon-Macy's for a while, but I think it's been about five years or so since the Bon was dropped. The name still exists, however; the Bon is carved into the rock of the downtown Seattle store!

I used to call the area "The Burmuda Triangle of Bad Advertising" because the Bon, Shane Company, and Sleep Country USA were basically on opposite corners in Seattle. I hated all of their ads, but especially the Bon's that used the Day-O song. Ugh. Bon went away, Shane moved way north to Alderwood mall. Sleep Country is still there.

Weisenheimer said...

And PS, I love that building in Walla Walla, but have never been inside. Thanks for the pic!