It declined to say where the new 116,000-square-foot Plaza store will be located. But it will continue to operate in Oak Park Mall until the new store opens.
In a statement, Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, said, “Kansas City continues to be a terrific market for us. We want to grow our business here, which means we need to invest in bringing our customers the best we have to offer when it comes to both our digital capabilities and our physical locations. By building a new store, we’re excited to provide a new experience that makes shopping with us even more convenient.”
Taubman Centers Inc. and The Macerich Co. jointly own and manage the 15-block, 1.3 million-square-foot Country Club Plaza.
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William Taubman, chief operating officer of Taubman Centers, said in a statement, “Exciting new retail and dining will ensure the district’s future success and that it remains the crown jewel of the market.”
Nordstrom’s three-level, 200,000-square-foot Oak Park Mall store opened in 1998 and was the company’s first store in Kansas. At the time, it was in a new wing of the Overland Park mall that included an additional 44,000 square feet of retail.
In a statement, CBL Properties, owners of Oak Park Mall said, “Nordstrom has been an important part of Oak Park Mall over the years, but we are excited about the opportunity to recapture this prime real estate for future redevelopment.”
Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach, also issued a statement, “Overland Park has a tremendous partnership with CBL Properties. Although we have nearly three years before Nordstrom’s move to a smaller storefront, CBL has already begun evaluating alternative uses for the Nordstrom building.”