DULLES, Va., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom today announced plans to close its Dulles Town Center full-line store in Dulles, Va., a suburb of Washington D.C. Originally opened in September 2002, the store will serve customers through Friday, September 8, 2017.
"Our strategy is focused on our customers. When it comes to store investments we feel it makes the most sense to look at the total market area versus individual stores. In looking at the greater D.C. market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. "We've been fortunate to build great relationships with our customers and employees at our Dulles Town Center store for the past 15 years however, our operating agreement is set to expire and closing this store is the best decision for us."
The store closure will impact about 150 non-seasonal employees. "Given the number of stores in the area, we will be able to offer roles to anyone who wants to stay on with us," said Nordstrom. Eligible employees who work at the store through their last scheduled shift will be eligible for a separation package.
Nordstrom will continue to serve greater D.C. area customers at five other full-line stores: Tysons Corner Center, Montgomery Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Annapolis Mall and The Mall in Columbia. The company also operates 12 Nordstrom Rack stores in the area: Dulles Town Crossing, Fair Lakes Promenade, Tysons Corner, Gaithersburg, Friendship Center, Springfield Town Center, Pentagon Centre, Downtown D.C., 12th Street, Potomac Mills, Columbia Crossing and Annapolis Harbour Center. Nordstrom will also continue to serve customers online at Nordstrom.com with free shipping and returns.
"Our local market assets, our stores, salespeople, product and services, represent the core of our brand. We're fortunate to have a high quality portfolio of full-line stores, with all of our stores open more than a year generating positive cash flow," said Nordstrom. Since 1990, Nordstrom has opened 298 stores and closed 17. The retailer has three full-line stores and 12 Nordstrom Rack stores scheduled to open this fall including a Rack store at Woodmore Towne Center in Glenarden, Md.
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 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.
Jennifer Tice Walker
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