According to multiple reports, Nordstrom has identified the 16 previously reported stores that it will permanently close in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Seattle-based retailer will close six California stores in Santa Barbara, Riverside, Escondido, Sacramento, Pleasanton and Montclair. The state is Nordstrom’s largest market, with close to 30 full-price department stores and more than 50 Nordstrom Rack off-price stores.
The other 10 is stores that Nordstrom will permanently close are in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Hurst, Texas; Happy Valley, Oregon; Broomfield, Colorado; Chandler, Arizona; Freehold, New Jersey; Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia, and Miami and Naples, Florida. All locations are slated to be officially closed by August.
In a statement provided to several media outlets, a Nordstrom spokesperson said, “Stores that are closing were selected based on the unique needs of the market, the current state of our business and real estate agreements. These types of decisions are never easy because we realize what this means for our employees. We’re committed to taking care of them as best we can, including providing support and resources through this transition.”