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Nordstrom Rack moving to Spokane Valley Plaza

Mon., May 24, 2010, 4:50 p.m.

Seattle company expects opening by October

Nordstrom Inc. will relocate its Nordstrom Rack store from NorthTown Mall to the Spokane Valley Plaza, the Seattle clothing retailer said Monday.

The company said the new location should open by October.

The 30,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack will take over a building on the west end of Spokane Valley Mall formerly housing Linens ’N Things, near the intersection of Evergreen Road and East Indiana.

The new store will offer more retail space and is closer to Interstate 90, offering easier access for more customers along the Spokane-Idaho corridor, a Nordstrom press release noted.

The Rack is the off-price division of Nordstrom that offers merchandise from its other stores with significant discounts.

Geevy Thomas, company president of Nordstrom Rack, said in a release the change will give customers more shopping space and easier access. “We think having our Rack store at Spokane Valley Plaza will help us do that,” he said in the release.

Nordstrom has operated a Nordstrom store in downtown Spokane since 1974 and originally opened a 28,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack store at Northtown Mall in 2000. General Growth Properties manages both Northtown Mall and Spokane Valley Plaza.

General Growth Partners has not said if a new tenant will move into the vacated location at NorthTown Mall.

Linens Holding, the parent of Linens ’N Things, filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2008 and liquidated two Spokane area stores.

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