Going shopping is always fun – but not so today. Today it was not about shopping but about saying goodbye to Lord & Taylor. How many of my lunch times have I spent there over the last 20 years? – strolling through the isles and roaming the designer stocked floors. The store was just up the street from my office and I used to call it my second home.
Today empty shelves, empty glass counters and racks half filled with left overs, stood lost on the only three floors still open. Well, January 2, 2019 is around the corner, the date the oldest department store in the US will close the doors of its flagship store on Fifth Avenue which opened in February 1914.
I will miss going there, shopping there, spending time there, but more importantly it represents the end of era. A serious reminder when you are over 50 like me. It brings to mind that a part of my life, something I cherished is gone, and will never come back. I know change is good, change is necessary, but sometimes I would be grateful for a bit more time!
Thank you Lord & Taylor
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6 thoughts on “NEW YORK CITY IS LOSING A LANDMARK”
That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you.❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for reading it – but it was a shock seeing the place like that
Sad very sad news
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yes – it was such a nice place to shop
Change is inevitable. The longer we live, the more change we experience and learn to adjust to. That being said, change is usually never easy! Folks shopping online is what has been forcing stores to close. I lived in NYC from 1959 to 1965. My fondest memory of Fifth Avenue shopping was going to Saks Fifth Avenue where the elevator man stopped at each floor and proudly announced what departments could be found there!!
Janice I agree – change is inevitable and we learn to adjust but the older I get the longer the adjustment takes to see my world go away