All Famous-Barr stores, including the one at Northpark Mall in Joplin and Battlefield Mall in Springfield, will become Macy's after the holidays, according to an article in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch.The change is part of the recent merger between Macy's and Federated Department Stores. The Famous-Barr name dates back to 1911.
The article says that Famous-Barr came about as a result of two acquisitions. "David May and three of his brothers-in-law bought the Famous Clothing Store in 1892. They purchased the William Barr Dry Goods Co. in 1911, and Famous-Barr was born."