Yahoo News (AP) | Marshall Field’s Name Change Upsets Some
CHICAGO – It has always been much more than a department store. It’s the magical place where parents brought their children to see the windows at Christmastime, where those children grew and did the same with their kids — stopping, of course, to visit the one true Santa Claus.

It is Marshall Field’s. Or simply “Field’s” to everybody in Chicago.

…On Tuesday, Federated Department Stores Inc., said it is planning to change to Macy’s the name of all 62 Marshall Field’s, including the one on State Street that dates back to 1892.

I understand Chicago’s disorientation. Having seen two department stores / local institutions become Macy’s (Davison’s and Rich’s), my first reaction is “Why should Chicago get to keep theirs if we couldn’t keep ours?”

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