43 Stores That Have Closed & You Will Never Be Able To Shop At Again
Hechtâ€™s Department Store
Department stores have a long history in the United States, and another memorable name during the department store era was Hechtâ€™s. Founded in 1857, the chain existed primarily in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., especially in the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia area. The chain started humbly as a used furniture store but expanded into other markets and other locations. Hechtâ€™s was never as expansive as some chains, but it did boast an impressive number of stores in its more than one hundred years in business. In the 1950s, the Hechtâ€™s chain was acquired by a larger company. When that company was acquired by an even bigger company in 2005, the merger spelled the end for Hechtâ€™s; remaining locations were either closed or rebranded as Macyâ€™s.