Macy's is closing its store in West Manchester Mall in York, the company announced Friday morning.

Associates at the store were notified Friday, according to a press release announcing the closing.

A final clearance sale at West Manchester Mall store will begin on Wednesday and will run until late September or early October. The store will be closed at that time.

Macy's doesn't have plans to open up a new store in the area. "It's not moving -- it's just closing," said Eliza Kazan, vice president of media relations and cause marketing at Macy's.

The closing is part of an ongoing process by Macy's Inc. to selectively prune underperforming locations while also opening new ones to fill gaps in markets across the country, the press release states.

Kazan said she does not know whether the mall renovations turning the building into an outdoor plaza have anything to do with the closing.

Associates displaced by the store closing may be offered positions in other Macy's stores where possible, the release states. Regular full-time and part-time associates who are laid off due to the store closing will be provided severance benefits and outplacement assistance.

About 69 associates work at the West Manchester Mall store. The store, with 120,000 square feet, was opened as a Hecht's in 1995 and converted to Macy's in 2006. The company has sold this store location to the mall owner.

After the closing of West Manchester Mall, Macy's will continue to operate 36 stores in Pennsylvania, including two in the Harrisburg area.