Thread regarding Nordstrom layoffs

Nordstrom Anchorage AK Store Closing

Closing the Anchorage Store....

Per ADN.

I hate it...

Nordstrom will close its downtown Anchorage store at the Fifth Avenue Mall in September, the company announced Wednesday.

The store’s last day of business will be Sept. 13. It is Nordstrom’s only full-line store in Alaska.

“Looking at our needs in the Anchorage market, we decided it made the most sense to close this store and focus on serving customers at the nearby Rack store as well as online,” the statement said.

Nordstrom Rack has a location in Midtown Anchorage. No changes are planned for that store, Nordstrom spokeswoman Emily Sterken said in an email.

The downtown Nordstrom opened in 1975. About 170 people work at the 97,000-square-foot store.

Department stores across the country have been closing for years as consumers shift to online shopping.

It’s not a surprise that the local Nordstrom is closing, said Andrew Halcro, executive director of the Anchorage Community Development Authority.

“It is a sign of the changing retail landscape but I’d also argue it’s really a sign of a struggling economy” in Anchorage, he said.

SOURCE: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2019/06/26/nordstrom-to-close-downtown-anchorage-store-in-september/

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Nordstrom needs to make it in NYC. EVERYTHING is riding on that store.

So in a sense the company doesn’t care how many stores they close or how many staff they cut or downsize in other stores. They are only looking to support NYC/ Online / & Nordstrom Racks.

The Facts speak for themselves!

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Post ID: @ZK52CYX-1axm

How long will the Manhattan FLS last?

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Post ID: @ZK52CYX-1yop

Sad

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The official response:

Our apologies for the disappointment caused. After looking at our needs in the Anchorage market, we decided it made the most sense to close this store and focus on serving customers at the nearby Rack store as well as online. Thank you.

SOURCE: https://twitter.com/Nordstrom/status/1143952865817485312

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Post ID: @ZK52CYX-rcp

I prefer the Rack, they are keeping that open. I hope they do not change their mind about the Rack too.

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Post ID: @ZK52CYX-wqo

Nordstrom Mgmt - please reconsider.

If you keep it open I'll shop more!

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Post ID: @ZK52CYX-hxv

I've lived in Anchorage for almost 16 years, and I'm admittedly not much of a shopper.

But to hear that Nordstrom is going to close is pretty devastating.

This store is only place I can think of in town that is a little bit sophisticated.

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