Rowland Hussey Macy opens his new New York City store for its first day of business and has takings of $11.06
Rowland H. Macy opened his New York dry goods store this day on 14th Street and 6th Avenue. He had previously operated stores unsuccessfully in Massachusetts but he was to be more effective in New York City. He and his two assistants had a first day's total take of $11.06. (By John Osborne)
"Rowland H. Macy, Merchant," New York Times, March 31, 1877, p. 8.