SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced plans to relocate its Westside Pavilion full-line store to Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, Calif. The new three-level, approximately 149,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2017 as part of an $800-million redevelopment of Westfield Century City that includes a near doubling of specialty retail square footage. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location at Westside Pavilion until it relocates.
"We are grateful for the nearly 30 years we've been able to serve customers in West Los Angeles in our current location but we believe we can offer customers a better shopping experience in a new store that will include our latest design concepts," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. "We're excited to join Westfield Century City, a truly exciting shopping and entertainment destination."
"We are delighted to welcome Nordstrom to Westfield Century City," said Greg Miles, Westfield U.S. Chief Operating Officer. "The addition of Nordstrom elevates the ongoing revitalization of the center which includes the seamless integration of new first-to-market and luxury boutiques for the world's finest retailers, innovative restaurants and streetside cafes created by celebrated chefs, and cutting-edge technologies that revolutionize the modern shopping experience."
Nordstrom opened its first store in Southern California in 1978 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and opened at Westside Pavilion in 1985. The Company operates 22 Nordstrom stores in Southern California and 25 Nordstrom Rack stores from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Its online private sale business HauteLook is headquartered in Los Angeles and the Company operates two distribution facilities to support its business in San Bernardino and Ontario.
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 292 stores in 38 states, including 116 full-line stores in the United States and one in Canada; 167 Nordstrom Racks; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and private sale site HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service that takes care of customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five showrooms. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.
Westfield Corporation (ASX: WFD) is a global leader in the design, development, and operation of premier retail destinations with interests in 40 shopping centers in the United States and United Kingdom, along with a major development site in Milan, Italy. In the U.S., Westfield's portfolio of 38 shopping centers includes more than 6,700 retail shops across 46 million square feet of space in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Washington.
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