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Harford Mall Macy's and Sears stores to remain open despite retailers' nationwide cutbacks

Harford Mall Macy's and Sears stores to remain open despite retailers' nationwide cutbacks

The Macy's and Sears stores anchoring Harford Mall in Bel Air will remain open, avoiding for now the fate of dozens of their sister stores across the country slated to close in the coming months.

But the plight of the two national retailers is likely to linger like a dark cloud over Harford County's largest shopping during the coming months.

"As a town we obviously would not want to see those stores close, and so we're happy that at this point in time the Macy's and the Sears are not going to be leaving this area," Bel Air Economic Development Director Trish Heidenreich said Thursday.

She noted her department monitors trends involving large retailers closely,...

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