The Nordstrom department store in downtown’s Horton Plaza will close in August, affecting 180 non-seasonal employees, store officials announced Friday.
The store, which opened in 1985, will close permanently on Aug. 26.
“We’ve been in business at Horton Plaza for 31 years and we’ve loved serving our customers here. These are always tough decisions to make, but in taking a look at the store’s performance and our business needs into the future, we believe this is the best direction to take,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores.
“We look forward to serving our loyal Horton Plaza customers at our other San Diego stores,” Nordstrom said. “Fashion Valley is right down the road and we’re excited that our University Town Centre store in La Jolla, where we’ve served customers since 1984, will relocate to a new space in the mall next year and re-open with our latest store design.”
Nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores will have some jobs available for displaced employees who want to stay with the company, according to the company. Employees who do not move to another store but stay at their current position until their last scheduled shift will receive a severance package.
There are three Nordstrom and four Nordstrom Rack locations in the area – – Nordstrom University Town Centre, Nordstrom Fashion Valley, Nordstrom North County, Nordstrom Rack Mission Valley, Nordstrom Rack Carmel Mountain Plaza, Nordstrom Rack Plaza Bonita and Nordstrom Rack Grand Plaza.
The Nordstrom Rack at the Shops at La Jolla Village is scheduled to open in October.
—City News Service
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