Nordstrom to move locations in Kansas City

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Nordstrom to move locations in Kansas City

By Al Urbanski - 02/05/2018
Nordstrom is trading locations in Kansas City, announcing plans to move to the town’s largest open-air urban shopping center in 2021.

The upscale department store opened at CBL’s Oak Park Mall in 1998 and will continue operating there until the new store opens at Country Club Plaza, located near the Kansas City campus of the University of Missouri.

"We've been fortunate to be able to serve our customers in this market at Oak Park Mall for the past 20 years and look forward to offering them a new shopping experience at Country Club Plaza," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom.

Nordstrom’s new location will be within a 15-block urban center owned jointly by Taubman Centers and Macerich. The 1.3-million-sq.-ft. Country Club Plaza is home to the kind of high-end retailers Nordstrom likes to mix with. Among them: Apple, Burberry, The Coach Store, Sur La Table, lululemon, and Michael Kors.

CBL, which has been actively reclaiming department stores in its portfolio and replacing them with more experiential brands, views Nordstrom’s departure as an opportunity.

“The retail environment is changing rapidly and this decision provides us with an excellent opportunity to transform Oak Park for even greater success in the future,” said CBL Director of Public Relations Stacey Keating. “Nordstrom will remain at Oak Park until 2021. Between now and then, our team has ample time to evaluate various redevelopment scenarios in order to create the plan that makes the most sense for the market.”

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