Wanamaker’s department store was the first department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one of the first department stores in the United States. At its zenith in the early 20th century, there were two major Wanamaker department stores, one in Philadelphia and one in New York City at Broadway and Ninth Street. Both employed extremely large staffs. By the end of the 20th century in the shopping-mall era, there were 16 Wanamaker’s outlets, but the chain was absorbed into Hecht’s (now Macy’s) in 1995 after years of change. As of 2012, the occupant of the former Philadelphia Wanamaker’s Department Store is Macy’s Center City.