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Lord & Taylor The Lord & Taylor department store at 424 Fifth Ave. will be closing in 2019.

NEW YORK CITY—Grappling with changing times in retail, Lord & Taylor, America’s oldest department store, is closing up to 10 stores through 2019, including its Fifth Avenue location.

Meghan Biango, director, corporate communications at Hudson’s Bay Company, the Canadian retailer that owns Lord & Taylor, tells GlobeSt.com this includes not going forward with the scaled-down Lord & Taylor at 424 Fifth Ave. The iconic, classic American retailer had previously planned to maintain a smaller footprint in the store when it announced the sale of its flagship store to the co-working and office space company WeWork for $850 million, back in October.

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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