Macy’s is celebrating the great outdoors — with a little help from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Miracle-Gro — in its latest experiential store concept, Chain Store Age reports. The department store retailer has added Outdoor Story shops to 36 locations nationwide. The shops are the second iteration of Story at Macy’s, and come about 14 months after Macy’s acquired Story, the experiential Manhattan retailer that reinvents itself with a new theme every couple of months. Macy’s collaborated with Dick’s and Miracle-Gro on Outdoor, which is focused on entertaining, bringing the outside indoors and recreational activities. The theme is explored through a mix of curated merchandise from more than 70 brands and community-focused programming... Crate & Barrel will open an eatery called The Table at Crate in a store in the Chicago market this month, to create a new in-store experience designed to bring shoppers back more often. Bloomberg reports the home goods retailer has teamed with Cornerstone Restaurant Group and chef Bill Kim to run the restaurant, where most of the plates and furniture will be available for purchase...