by Stephen Garner

Nordstrom has reopened its store to customers at the Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico today. The store which originally opened in March 2015 had been closed since fall 2017 as a result of severe damage from Hurricane Maria.

“The San Juan community has been very supportive of us and we appreciate their patience while we rebuilt the store,” said Yazmin Rivera, Nordstrom Mall of San Juan store manager. “We are thrilled to be serving customers again and reopening the store just in time for the holidays. We look forward to being the ultimate gift-giving destination with curated gift ideas for everyone in the family.”

Nordstrom reopened its two-story, 138,000 square-foot store which features three shoe departments, an expansive cosmetics and accessories areas, and a comprehensive offering of popular brand names for men, women and children. The Puerto Rico store also offers many services to make shopping fun, easy and serve customers on their terms, including buy online & pick up in store, curbside pickup, on-site alterations and tailoring, beauty stylists, and more.

Nordstrom hired 130 employees in sales and support positions for the reopening, including 40 employees who were rehired or transferred back from the States. Rivera added, “We hope our customers will enjoy seeing some familiar faces, as well as meeting the newest members of our team.”

When the store reopened Friday, customers were invited to help celebrate with donuts, coffee, beauty activations and a DJ spinning the latest music.