Nordstrom Rack Announces Ottawa Location

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Nordstrom has announced that it will open a 35,000 square foot Nordstrom Rack location in Ottawa in the fall of 2018. The store will be located at the Ottawa Train Yards retail complex, southeast of the city’s core. It’s the fifth Nordstrom Rack location to be announced for Canada, with the retailer planning to eventually operate about 20 stores nationwide. 

The Ottawa Train Yards features over 75 stores and more than 800,000 square feet of retail space. It’s the largest open-air shopping district in Ottawa, featuring tenants such as Marshalls, Winners, Bed Bath & Beyond, SAIL, Golf Town, DSW Designer ShoesShepherds Fashions, as well as various other fashion and home furnishings retailers.

“It has been a pleasure getting to know customers in Ottawa since we opened our doors at CF Rideau Centre in 2015,” said Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Canada. “We’re excited to offer customers a new way to shop with Nordstrom and bring them more of the great brands they love at great prices.”

Nordstrom Rack has announced four other Canadian locations to date. Its first Canadian store is set to open in early 2018 at 1 Bloor Street East in downtown Toronto, in a retail podium which was recently acquired by First Capital Realty. Nordstrom has subsequently announced that it will open stores in the spring of 2018 at Vaughan Mills near Toronto and at Deerfoot Meadows in Calgary, as well as in the fall of 2018 at South Edmonton Common in Edmonton. 

Nordstrom currently operates three full-priced stores in Canada, with two more set to open this fall. A 140,000 square foot location opened at Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre in September of 2014, followed by a 157,000 square foot store at Ottawa’s CF Rideau Centre in March of 2015. A 230,000 square foot flagship followed in September of 2015 at CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver. On September 16 of this year, Nordstrom will enter the Toronto market with a 220,000 square foot flagship at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, followed by the October 21 opening of a 196,000 square foot unit at Yorkdale shopping centre. In the fall of 2017, a 138,000 square foot Nordstrom will open at CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto. 

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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Publisher & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, former lawyer and a public speaker. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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