What's the Best Way to Reach a Top-Level Manager at Hecht Department Store in Washington, DC?


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The Hecht's department store chain ceased to exist in 2006 after Federated Department Stores purchased its holding company, May Department Stores, and rebranded all Hecht's stores as Macy's, according to the Washington Post. The Store Locations option at Macys.com provides contact information for the Washington, D.C. Macy's store.

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At the time the Hecht's sale was announced, Federated Department Stores said that it expected to retain all managers from closed stores and offer jobs to most employees. The Hecht company was a chain of more than 60 department stores in the Washington, D.C. area and was founded in 1857 by Samuel Hecht in Baltimore. The May Department Store Company purchased the chain in 1959, but the stores continued operating under the Hecht's name until the Federated purchase. Hecht's was only one of several department store chains, including Filene's, Famous-Barr and Meier & Frank, purchased and renamed by Federated.

The original Hecht's central warehouse building, built in 1937, still stands in the Ivy City district of Washington D.C. and is being redeveloped as a mixed-use residential and retail complex. Built in the Streamline Modern style, the warehouse features an extensive use of glass blocks and is being renovated by Douglas Development, Inc.

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