Nordstrom to Open in Santa Monica

Seattle Specialty retailer Nordstrom plans to open a new store in Santa Monica, Calif., in fall 2010. The new location, which will reside at Santa Monica Place, will be a three-level, 122,000-sq.-ft. store.

The new store will fit in well with Santa Monica Place’s transformation, which is currently underway. The mall, which will reopen in fall 2009, will be a 550,000-sq.-ft., three-level open-air premium retail destination.

Nordstrom also announced that it plans to relocate its existing Cerritos, Calif., store at Los Cerritos Center, and remodel its Broadway Plaza store in Walnut Creek, Calif.

The new Cerritos store will take over a space formerly occupied by Robinsons-May. It is scheduled to open in spring 2010.

In other news, Nordstrom is currently remodeling and expanding its existing store at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. The project will add 32,000 sq. ft. to the existing floor plan for a total of 225,000 sq. ft.

The store’s upgrades include new designer shops and open-sell cosmetic cases that allow customers to touch the merchandise, new flooring, updated dressing room finishes, new furniture and fixtures and new wall treatments. The remodel will be complete in 2010.