- Sara Ehlers |
Nordstrom just announced the closure of one of its stores in Dulles, Virginia for the end of this year. The East Coast location will close its doors officially on Friday, September 8.
The store is closing due to a inspiration to create better relationships with customers. "Our strategy is focused on our customers. When it comes to store investments we feel it makes the most sense to look at the total market area versus individual stores. In looking at the greater D.C. market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. The company also stated that the company's operating agreement is set to expire this year. Due to that, Nordstrom decided to close the store as the best decision for the brand.
The full-line store's closure will impact approximately 150 non-seasonal employees. "Given the number of stores in the area, we will be able to offer roles to anyone who wants to stay on with us," the company said in a statement. The eligible employees who work at the store will also be eligible for a separation package.
Nordstrom will continue to operate with five other full line stores in the greater D.C. area including Tysons Corner Center, Montgomery. Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, The Mall in Columbia, and Annapolis Mall. There are also 12 operating Nordstrom Racks in the area available for customers, despite this closure.