Providence, RI (October 9, 2018) – Nordstrom today announced plans to close its full-line store at Providence Place in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally opened in August 1999, the store will serve customers through Friday, January 4, 2019.
"The decision to close a store is always a tough one for us because we know it impacts both our customers and our employees," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom stores. "We've been fortunate to serve customers here for nearly 20 years and have built meaningful relationships with our customers and community in that time.
"We look at our business market-by-market to understand where we have opportunities to grow our business while also being as efficient as possible in serving our customers. When we look at our business in the Providence market, we determined it made most sense to end our Providence Place lease," said Nordstrom.
The store closure will impact about 187 non-seasonal employees. Nordstrom is working with each impacted employee to determine their next steps.
Nordstrom will continue to serve customers in the Providence market online and at the Nordstrom Rack Warwick Mall. Since 1990, Nordstrom has opened more than 315 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 377 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 242 Nordstrom Rack stores; three Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; six Trunk Club clubhouses; and two Nordstrom Local service concepts. 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.