Foley's


Foley's

Infobox Company
company_name = Foley's
company_
company_type = Department store
foundation = 1900
location = Houston, Texas
industry = Retail
products = Clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, housewares
homepage = None

Foley’s was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of August 30, 2005, the division was dissolved and operation of the stores was assumed by Federated's Macy's West and Macy's South divisions. Foley's operated stores in Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico. On that day, the Foley's nameplate was eliminated -- as were almost all of the May Company nameplates -- in favor of Macy's.

History

This company was founded in Houston, Texas, in 1900 as Foley Brothers. It was originally acquired by Federated Department Stores, Inc. in 1947.

In the 1970s, Foley's opened stores in Austin and in the 1980s opened in San Antonio. By 1987, Foley's absorbed Federated's Dallas-based Sanger-Harris chain with stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Tucson, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 1988, Federated was purchased by real estate developer Campeau Corporation, which immediately sold Foley's along with Filene's to May Department Stores to finance its deal. This was fortunate as in two short years Federated filed for bankruptcy, disassociated itself from Campeau, and merged with Campeau's other retail holding company Allied Stores. After its acquisition by May Company, Foley's closed several stores in Dallas it considered underperforming (including the downtown Dallas flagship store) and its Albuquerque, N.M., location, while also taking over two Lord & Taylor stores, one under construction in Oklahoma City and the other at San Antonio's Rivercenter.

Over the next decade, May spent heavily to build new stores, replace outdated stores and refurbish existing stores. In 1993, May Department Stores consolidated May D&F into Foley's, which brought Foley's name to the Denver-Aurora, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Fort Collins-Loveland markets and re-introduced Foley's to the Albuquerque market. In 1995, the Tucson locations were transferred to May's Robinsons-May division. In 2001, Foley's expanded into Louisiana after May Co. acquired several Maison Blanche locations that had become Parisian stores from Proffitt's (now Saks Incorporated).

Foley's was re-acquired by Federated when it took over May Department Stores on August 30, 2005. In 2006, Federated started the conversion of Foley's into Macy's. Soon advertisements started to read "Foley's - Now part of the Macy's Family". On September 9, 2006, the Foley's stores were renamed Macy's as part of Federated's nationwide rebranding of all former May locations.

Timeline

1900: Foley Brothers was opened by brothers Pat and James Foley, two young and enterprising Irishmen, on February 12 with $2000 borrowed from an uncle. The 1400-square-foot store located at 507 Main Street in Houston, Texas, was stocked with calico, linen, lace, pins, needles, and men’s furnishings.

1905: With business booming, Pat and James purchased the building next door and added ready-to-wear clothing for women and children as well as millinery.

1911: The store moved to the 400 block of Main Street and was incorporated with capital of $150,000.

1916: Foley Brothers ranked third in retail volume in Houston with $400,000 in sales. The original 10 employees had grown to 150, and the company had 750 active charge accounts and 23,000 square feet of space.

1917: Pat and James sold Foley Brothers to George S. Cohen and George’s father, Robert, a Galveston merchant. Foley Bros. grew tremendously under this new management and by 1919, sales neared $1,000,000.

1922: Foley Bros. moved into a three-story building next door to 400 Main Street. Later that year, the store became the city’s largest department store. Shoes, a beauty shop, and radio sets were included.

1941: When the United States entered World War II, Foley Bros. diverted the efforts of the advertising and personnel departments to bond drives and other wartime services. All sales promotions were suspended during this time.

1945: Federated Department Stores president Fred Lazarus, Jr., came to Houston to visit his son, who was stationed at a nearby Army camp. Mr. Lazarus discovered that Foley Bros. was for sale and bought it.

1947: Now part of Federated, Foley’s opened its doors at 1110 Main Street on October 20 in downtown Houston. [ [http://www.ghpa.org/awards/2005/foleys.html GBA 2005 | Foley's ] ] Federated spent $13 million to build this new store, which was heralded by the press as the nation’s “most modern department store.”

1951: The first official Foley’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.

1960-1967: Sharpstown, Foley’s first branch store opened. Pasadena, Almeda-Genoa, and Northwest stores soon followed.

1974-1979: Memorial City and Greenspoint opened in Houston, and Highland Mall opened in Austin.

1980-1987: San Jacinto, North Star, Willowbrook, Barton Creek, West Oaks, Ingram Park, Deerbrook, Post Oak, and Padre Staples opened.

1988: The May Department Stores Company acquired Foley’s in Houston and Filene's in Boston from Federated.

1993: The May D&F division in Colorado and New Mexico was consolidated with Foley’s, creating a 49-store division that was the largest in May Company.

1995-1998: Temple, Northwest Austin, Sugar Land, Northwest Albuquerque, Laredo, and Park Meadows opened. Fort Collins reopened after extensive remodeling. Purchased Jones & Jones in McAllen, Texas, and converted to Foley's.

2000-2004: NorthPark, Broomfield, Hurst, Baybrook Mall, Beaumont, Cielo Vista, Houston Galleria, Lake Charles, Denton, and Sunland opened. Foley’s acquired one McRae's store and two Parisian stores in Louisiana. Cortana and the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge and Acadiana in Lafayette joined Foley’s. Memorial City and Baybrook reopened in new buildings.

2004: The May Department Stores Company acquired Marshall Field's, which was headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. May’s seven divisions now included Foley’s, Filene's, Robinsons-May, Famous-Barr, Hecht's, Lord & Taylor, and Marshall Field's.

2005: La Cantera, Garland, and Loveland opened. May and Federated Department Stores, Inc. announced plans to merge. The transaction closed in the third quarter.

2006: On February 1, 2006, the Foley's organization in Houston was dissolved and operation of its locations in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas (except El Paso) were assumed by Atlanta-based Macy's South while operation of locations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas were assumed by San Francisco-based Macy's West. On September 9, 2006, the Foley's nameplate was replaced as part of Macy's nationwide rebranding of all former May Company locations.

Former locations

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Colorado

*Boulder - Twenty-Ninth Street Mall "(formerly Boulder Crossroads Mall)" "(opened 1983 as May-D&F, became Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Colorado Springs - Chapel Hills Mall "(formerly Joslins, later May-D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 2005)"
*Colorado Springs - The Citadel Mall "(opened 1984 as May-D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Denver-Aurora Metro
**Aurora - Town Center at Aurora "(opened 1975 as May D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, rebuilt 2005, renamed Macy's same year)"
**Broomfield - FlatIron Crossing "(opened 2000, renamed Macy's 2005)"
**Centennial - Southglenn Mall "(becoming The Streets of Southglenn 2008)" "(opened 1974 as May-D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Denver - Cherry Creek Shopping Center "(opened 1990 as May D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 2005)"
**Lone Tree - Park Meadows "(opened 1997, renamed Macy's 2005)"
**Jefferson County - Southwest Plaza "(opened 1982 as May D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Westminster - Westminster Mall "(opened 1986 as May D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Fort Collins - Foothills Mall "(opened 1974 as May D&F, renamed Foley's 1993, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Loveland - The Shops at Centerra "(opened 2005, renamed Macy's 2005)"

Louisiana

*Baton Rouge - The Mall at Cortana "(opened 1976 as McRae's, traded stores with Dillard's 1997, renamed Parisian 1997, renamed Foley's 2003, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Baton Rouge - Mall of Louisiana "(opened 1997 as Maison Blanche, renamed Parisian 1997, renamed Foley's 2003, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Lafayette - Mall of Acadiana "(opened 1979 as Goudchaux's, became Maison Blanche, renamed Parisian 1997, renamed Foley's 2003, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Lake Charles - Prien Lake Mall "(opened as Montgomery Ward, Foley's 2003, renamed Macy's 9/2006. Will close in mid- to late 2008)"

New Mexico

*Albuquerque - Coronado Center "(opened 1976 as Goldwaters, renamed Foley's 1996, replaced existing Macy's 3/2006)"
*Albuquerque - Cottonwood Mall "(opened 1996, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"

Oklahoma

*Oklahoma City - Crossroads Mall "(opened 1986 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Oklahoma City - Penn Square Mall "(planned as Lord & Taylor, opened 1988 as Foley's, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Oklahoma City - Quail Springs Mall "(opened 1986 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Tulsa - Tulsa Promenade "(opened 1996, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Tulsa - Woodland Hills Mall "(opened 1982 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"

Texas

*Austin–Round Rock
**Austin SW - Barton Creek Square "(opened 1982, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Austin N - Highland Mall "(opened 1979, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Cedar Park - Lakeline Mall "(opened 1995, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Beaumont - Parkdale Mall "(opened 2002, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*College Station - Post Oak Mall "(opened 1984, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Corpus Christi - Padre Staples Mall "(opened 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Dallas–Fort Worth
**Arlington - The Parks at Arlington "(opened 1990, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Dallas NE - NorthPark Center "(opened 2000, renamed Macy's [North Texas Flagship] 9/2006)"
**Dallas N - Valley View Center "(opened 1973 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006, closed March 2008)"
**Dallas SW - Southwest Center Mall "(formerly Red Bird Mall)" "(opened 1975 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Denton - Golden Triangle Mall "(opened 2003, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Fort Worth SW - Hulen Mall "(opened as Sanger-Harris 1977, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Fort Worth W - Ridgmar Mall - "(opened 1998, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Frisco - Stonebriar Centre "(opened 2000, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Garland - Firewheel Town Center "(opened 2005, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Hurst - North East Mall "(opened 2001, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Irving - Irving Mall "(opened 1989, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Lewisville - Vista Ridge Mall "(opened 1991, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Mesquite - Town East Mall "(opened 1972 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Plano East - Collin Creek Mall "(opened as Sanger-Harris 1980, Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Plano West - The Shops at Willow Bend "(opened 2001, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*El Paso East - Cielo Vista Mall "(opened 2002, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*El Paso West - Sunland Park Mall "(opened 2004, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Houston Metro
**Baytown - San Jacinto Mall "(opened 1980, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Friendswood - Baybrook Mall "(replacement opened 2004, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston SE - Almeda Mall "(opened 1966, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston - Downtown - "(former flagship location opened 1947, renamed Macy's [Houston Flagship] 9/2006)"
**Houston W - The Galleria "(opened 2003, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston N - Greenspoint Mall "(opened 1976, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston W - Memorial City Mall "(opened 1974, replacement opened 2001, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston NW - Northwest Mall "(opened 1967, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston SW - Sharpstown Mall "(opened 1961, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston W - West Oaks Mall "(opened 1982, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston NW - Willowbrook Mall "(opened 1981, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Houston NW - Willowbrook Mall Home Store "(opened 1981 as Montgomery Ward, became Foley's Home Store 2003, renamed Macy's Home Store 9/2006)"
**Humble - Deerbrook Mall "(opened 1984, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Pasadena - Pasadena Town Square "(opened 1962, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Sugar Land - First Colony Mall "(opened 1996, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**Texas City - Mall of the Mainland "(opened 1994, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**The Woodlands - The Woodlands Mall "(opened 1994, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Laredo - Mall del Norte "(opened 1996, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*McAllen - La Plaza Mall "(former Jones & Jones opened 1976, acquired by Foley's 1997, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*San Antonio Metro
**San Antonio NW - Ingram Park Mall "(opened 1983, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**San Antonio N - North Star Mall "(opened 1981, renamed Macy's [San Antonio Flagship] 9/2006)"
**San Antonio - Rivercenter "(opened 1988 as Lord & Taylor, converted to Foley's 1989, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**San Antonio NE - Rolling Oaks Mall "(opened 1992, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**San Antonio SW - South Park Mall "(opened 2000, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
**San Antonio NW - The Shops at La Cantera "(opened 2005, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Temple - Colonial Mall Temple "(opened 1995, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"
*Tyler Downtown - 4700 S. Broadway Avenue (freestanding) "(opened 1981 as Sanger-Harris, renamed Foley's 1987, renamed Macy's 9/2006)"

Previously announced locations

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*Denver, Colorado - NorthField at Stapleton "(opened 2006 as Macy's)"
*Westminster, Colorado - The Orchards Town Center "(opened in 2008 in mall's second phase as Macy's)"
*Austin, Texas - The Domain "(opened March 2007 as Macy's)"
*Cedar Hill, Texas - Uptown Village at Cedar Hill "(tentatively planned for March 2008 as Macy's; later cancelled with department store space unfilled as of July 2008)"
*Fairview, Texas - Village at Fairview "(tentatively opening fall 2008 as Macy's)"
*Pearland, Texas - Pearland Town Center "(opened July 30, 2008 as Macy's)"
*Westlake, Texas - The Shops at Circle T Ranch "(tentatively opening 2009 as Macy's)"

References


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