Salem, OR (January 31, 2018) – Nordstrom today announced plans to close its full-line store at Salem Center in Salem, Oregon. Originally opened in March 1980, the store will serve customers through Friday, April 6, 2018.
“We’ve been fortunate to have the chance to serve so many customers at Salem Center over the past 37 years,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom stores. “The decision to close a store is never one we take lightly. As we look for opportunities to grow our business and ensure we’re meeting the needs of our customers, we have to make decisions about where to invest our resources. Unfortunately, we don’t think investing in Salem Center is the best approach for us moving forward.
“Our stores have always been and will continue to be an essential part of our ability to serve customers. Our strategy is rooted in our customers and leveraging our unique capabilities of people, product and physical locations, along with our digital assets. We’re focusing on how to bring those together in individual markets to give our customers a more convenient and seamless shopping experience,” said Nordstrom.
The store closure will impact about 130 non-seasonal employees. Nordstrom is working with each impacted employee to determine their next steps.
Nordstrom will continue to serve Oregon customers online and at three other Nordstrom stores: Downtown Portland, Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, and Washington Square in Tigard. The company also operates six Nordstrom Rack stores in Oregon: Clackamas, Tanasbourne Town Center in Beaverton, Portland, Oakway Center in Eugene, Cascade Airport in Portland, and Cascade Plaza in Beaverton. Since 1990, Nordstrom has opened more than 300 stores.
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 366 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 232 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; seven Trunk Club clubhouses; and its Nordstrom Local service concept. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook, and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.