Nordstrom California store closure to affect nearly 200 staff

Store will close in March after 30 years in business

Nordstrom has announced that it is closing its 30-year-old MainPlace Mall store in Santa Ana, California, impacting just under 200 employees.

The store originally opened in 1987 and is due to close on 17 March 2017.

Following the closure of the retailer's San Diego store in August, this is the second long-serving store to close in a 12 month period.

However, the company said that the closures are part of a strategic shift and investment will continue in retail with store openings at Century City and La Jolla later this year.

Jamie Nordstrom, President of stores at Nordstrom, said: “Southern California is one of our strongest markets and we're continuing to invest in our growth there to ensure we're offering customers a broad assortment of merchandise and a great shopping environment into the future."

The company aims to offer the 195 non-seasonal employees jobs in its other stores.

“Fortunately we have 18 nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, so we'll have a job for anyone who wants to stay with us," said Nordstrom.

Nordstrom retains six stores and 12 outlets in the Orange County region.

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