Nordstrom Closing Both Downtown San Francisco Stores
Nordstrom plans to close its 312,000-square-foot department store at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in August, citing changing dynamics downtown, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
The Seattle-based retailer will also close its 45,496-square-foot Nordstrom Rack store across the street at 901 Market St. on July 1, ending a 35-year presence in downtown San Francisco. The closures come as both leases near the end of their current terms with the option for renewal.
In a message to employees who will be affected by the closures, chief stores officer Jamie Nordstrom wrote, “As many of you know, the dynamics of the downtown San Francisco market have changed dramatically over the past several years, impacting customer foot traffic to our stores and our ability to operate successfully.”
The company said it believes it can better serve the region’s customers by focusing on its 16 other Bay Area locations and e-commerce sales.
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