Macy’s Considers Turning Herald Square Rooftop Into Public Park — With Food

Shopping at the world's largest shoe department in an 11-floor department store can work up an appetite.

Macy's is considering transforming the roof of its flagship 34th Street store into a park, replete with green space and restaurants.

The Herald Square location, a massive 2.2 million square feet, is one of the more popular tourist attractions in the city.

Douglas Sesler, Macy's executive vice president of real estate, said adding a rooftop garden would help "activate the store's upper levels," according to The Street.

A rendering of the rooftop space shows a boardwalk with trees and benches.

Currently, there is a Cheesecake Factory at the rooftop of Macy's on Geary Street in San Fransisco.

The new shopping experience strategy could be a way for the struggling department store chain to combat its declining sales. On Tuesday, Macy's warned investors that its profit margins would keep shrinking this year, The Associated Press said.

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