Rowland Hussey Macy founded his first store 1858, building up to the 728-store empire that exists today. The Herald Square Flagship location in Manhattan holds a reputation for being one of the largest department stores in the world. This Macy’s covers almost an entire block with about 1.1 million square feet of retail space. If visiting during the end of November, make sure to check out the famous annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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