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Nordstrom Leaving Downtown SF After 35 Years

The final two Nordstrom stores in downtown San Francisco are closing down by the end of August 2023
By - posted 5/3/2023 No Comment

By Bay City News

Nordstrom, a fixture in downtown San Francisco for 35 years, said it will close its department store in Westfield mall on Market Street and its nearby discount outlet within three months, citing changing “dynamics of the downtown.”

The announcement came Tuesday in an all-company message from Jamie Nordstrom, the company’s chief stores officer. He called it a “difficult decision not to renew our leases.”

“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,” Jamie Nordstrom said.

What’s Closing and When?

  • Nordstrom Rack at 901 Market Street (at 5th St.), the Seattle-based retailer’s discount store, will have its last day of business July 1, 2023.
  • Nordstrom at Westfield San Francisco Centre will close at the end of August, 2023. Nordstrom has been an anchor of Westfield mall since 1988. Nordstrom Rack has been on Market Street since 2014.

“Our Bay Area business is healthy, and we have made significant investments in our stores there over the past several years,” a Nordstrom spokesman said.

The company will continue to serve customers of Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack at 16 suburban Bay Area locations, the spokesman said.

The company recently announced a new Nordstrom Rack store in Pinole and remodeled its Valley Fair Nordstrom store in San Jose.

On the same day that the closings were disclosed, Nordstrom announced five new Rack store openings in Davis, Elk Grove, Gilroy, Oceanside and San Mateo.

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