Nordstrom to close full-line store in Dulles, US


US-based fashion speciality retailer Nordstrom is planning to close its full-line store in Dulles, Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC.

The Dulles Town Center store is expected to remain open until 8 September, and its closure will affect around 150 non-seasonal employees.

Nordstrom stores president Jamie Nordstrom said: "When it comes to store investments, we feel it makes the most sense to look at the total market area versus individual stores.

“In looking at the greater DC market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online.”

The company stated that the store has been operating for the past 15 years and its operating agreement is set to expire.

“In looking at the greater DC market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online.”

Notwithstanding the closure, Nordstrom will continue to operate in the DC area with five other full-line stores, including Tysons Corner Center, Montgomery Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Annapolis Mall and The Mall in Columbia.

The company also plans to continue to serve online customers through Nordstrom.com.

The retailer is scheduled to open three full-line stores and 12 Nordstrom Rack stores later this year, including a Rack store at Woodmore Towne Center in Glenarden, Maryland.

Established in 1901, Nordstrom operates a network of 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.