Yesterday there was a full moon and it was Friday the 13th. The above photo was actually taken at Friendly Center on Thursday at moonrise. We dubbed it, "Moon over Macy's" and noticed that the white vehicles mimicked the piles of snow that had only melted the previous day. This week, Greensboro temperatures ranged from single digits to 70 degrees. By Thursday, we were happy to be out shopping and dining.
Friendly Center opened in 1957 and this shopping center remains popular with Greensboro shoppers. When Macy's closed its other Greensboro store in 2015, the above location continued to thrive. In the recent (2017) announcement of Macy's closing 68 stores nationwide, the Friendly Center Macy's survived the chopping block yet again. Hopefully, with the great location and loyal customers, Macy's at Friendly Center will be productive and remain open for a very long time. It is nice for a community to have a mix of locally-owned and chain stores. For now, the Greensboro Macy's can bask in the moonrise, knowing sunset was evaded!
Happy Saturday and remember, shopping brick and mortar keeps jobs in the community!