Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom Inc. plans to open a 150,000-square-foot store in the Norwalk regional shopping center proposed by General Growth Properties.
The three-story store is scheduled to open in 2018 as part of the retail complex set to be developed on a long-vacant, 9-acre site at the junction of West Avenue, Route 7 and Interstate 95. The estimated cost of the shopping center project is $285 million.
“We’re glad we have an opportunity to serve our existing Fairfield County customers closer to home as well as customers new to Nordstrom in a compelling, new retail destination,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom Inc., in a press release. Nordstrom has one other full-service store in Connecticut, at Westfarms in Farmington.
Nordstrom, which operates 116 department stores in 38 states, along with 167 Nordstrom Rack locations, would be the anchor tenant in the proposed 975,000-square-foot complex that would have retail, office and hotel space.
“Our goal is to provide a unique shopping destination that serves as a gathering place for great retail, dining and entertainment,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of Chicago-based General Growth Properties, in the press release. “Securing Nordstrom as an anchor shows General Growth Properties’ strategy to bring high-quality stores to this exciting new development that will complement existing merchants in South Norwalk and attract new customers.”