Nordstrom to Close Dulles Town Center Store

While fashion giant Nordstrom is expanding in other markets, it announced today plans to close its location at the Dulles Town Center mall.

“In looking at the greater D.C. market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online,” Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, stated. “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 is scheduled to close Sept. 8.

Many of the store’s 150 non-seasonal workers are expected to be offered jobs at Nordstrom’s other operations around the region, at the Tysons Corner Center, Montgomery Mall in Maryland, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Annapolis Mall in Maryland and The Mall in Columbia in Maryland. The company also operates a dozen Nordstrom Rack stores around the region, including one in Sterling.

Founded in 1901 as a Seattle shoe store, Nordstrom operates 354 stores in 40 states. It has opened 298 stores and closed 17 since 1990.

“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,” Nordstrom stated.

The Dulles Town Center issued a statement highlighting the continuing strengths of the regional mall. “It was announced today by Nordstrom that a decision has been made to close its smaller department store at Dulles Town Center in September after 15 years. During that time, the 1.4 million square foot mall has evolved in many ways to meet the ever-changing shopping and dining demands of its customers. In addition to traditional anchors Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney and Lord & Taylor, the mall includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, Havertys, LA Fitness and a 10-screen Regal multiplex theater that collectively serve the Loudoun County community,” the statement read. “Combined with 12 sit-down restaurants, including Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s, and over 30 total eateries, the vibrant 185-store Dulles Town Center remains the area’s top entertainment and retail shopping destination.”

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