Macy's (Houston Downtown)
The department store born in Houston has remained true to downtown even after all the others packed up and headed for the Galleria. When it opened, the Foley's store (now Macy's) was considered the most modern of its kind. There are no windows because the owners wanted to emphasize the fact that it was fully climate controlled. The escalators caused something of a sensation, too. When the building opened, people were stationed at the top and bottom of the moving stairs to help steady shoppers as they got on and off. To this day, the Foley's escalators are unusually speedy and take some getting used to.
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Its the perfect location to shop(atleast for me) close to the railway. I like the building and after knowing the history I like it even more. I wish all the galleria stores come back here. Downtown should be lively. :( Maybe if that(store thing) happens more people will start using the railway! :)
Farah - Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 @ 12:23am
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