Nordstrom Rack
by Brian Lipton
Nordstrom Rack
Nordstrom Rack in downtown Seattle (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Nordstrom Inc.)

Seattle-based retail giant Nordstrom, Inc. has announced plans to open a second Manhattan branch of its off-price store, Nordstrom Rack.

The approximately 46,500-square-foot store will occupy the first three floors of a newly constructed office/residential tower, owned by the Durst Organization, located at the corner of 31st Street and Sixth Avenue. It is scheduled to open in fall 2017.

“Having a store near Herald Square  – one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the world – is very exciting for us, and we look forward to offering visitors and residents of New York an additional location to shop with us,” said Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Rack.

Added Jonathan (Jody) Durst, president of The Durst Organization. “The building is a perfect reflection of the diversity, energy and connectivity of the NoMad neighborhood. We look forward to many years of success with Nordstrom Rack at 855.”

As previously reported, Nordstrom is planning to open a flagship store in Manhattan, its first full-price store in the borough, in 2019 near Columbus Circle.