In the late 1980’s Federated Department Stores, owners of Macy’s and Bloomingdales, purchased Allied’s assets. In the 1990’s, The Bon Marche’s Flagship Store went through a major renovation, as the city opened an underground bus tunnel. The Bon transformed a bargain basement closeout floor into individualized chic designer boutiques offering the latest styles to Seattle shoppers. In 2005, The Bon Marche’ stores assumed the Macy’s name.
From Macy’s basement boutique you can walk into the Bus Tunnel which was only a couple blocks from Frederick & Nelson and Nordstrom. Seattle is planning to replace the buses with light rail trains in the near future.