Store will close in August after more than 30 years in business
Nordstrom has announced that it is closing its Horton Plaza store in San Diego after more than 30 years in business. The store originally opened in 1985 and is due to close on 26 August 2016.
Jamie Nordstrom, President of stores at Nordstrom, said: “We’ve been in business at Horton Plaza for 31 years and we’ve loved serving our customers here. There are always tough decisions to make, but in taking a look at the store’s performance and our business needs into the future, we believe this is the best direction to take.”
The closure is expected to impact around 180 non-seasonal employees. Nordstrom added: “We’ve told our people that with opportunities at our nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, we will have a spot for everyone who wants to stay with the company.” Those who have not secured a role at another Nordstrom store will be given a separation plan.
Nordstrom retains four stores in San Diego – three Nordstrom stores and four Nordstrom Rack outlets. Customers in the region will also be able to shop online with free shipping and returns in the area.
Nordstrom added: “We look forward to serving our loyal Horton Plaza customers at our other San Diego stores. Fashion Valley is right down the road and we’re excited that our University Town Centre store in La Jolla, where we’re served customers since 1984, will relocate to a new space in the mall next year and re-open with our latest store design.”