Best Department Store - 2006
Foley's downtown emporium, which occupies an entire city block on Main Street, has long been the flagship location of the chain's 70 or so stores. In its heyday (the chain was founded in Houston more than a hundred years ago just a few blocks from the downtown location), it featured nine wonderful floors of shopping. That's down to five now, but, oh, what lovely floors they are! The company was recently bought out by Macy's, and execs are promising that it will mean little more than a name change. The store's reputation for moderately priced merchandise, lavish displays, an abundance of choices and commitment to service will supposedly stay the same. We're keeping our fingers crossed.