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Horton Plaza's Nordstrom Store To Close

The Nordstrom department store in downtown San Diego's Horton Plaza will close in August, 31 years after it opened as part of a major redevelopment effort that revived the Gaslamp Quarter.

The store will close on Aug. 26 and affect 180 non-seasonal employees, store officials announced Friday.

"We've been in business at Horton Plaza for 31 years and we've loved serving our customers here. These are always tough decisions to make, but in taking a look at the store's performance and our business needs into the future, we believe this is the best direction to take," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores.


"We look forward to serving our loyal Horton Plaza customers at our other San Diego stores," Nordstrom said. "Fashion Valley is right down the road and we're excited that our University Town Centre store in La Jolla, where we've served customers since 1984, will relocate to a new space in the mall next year and reopen with our latest store design."

Nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores will have some jobs available for displaced employees who want to stay with the department store, according to the company. Employees who do not move to another store but stay at their current position until their last scheduled shift will receive a severance package.

There are three Nordstrom and four Nordstrom Rack locations in the area — Nordstrom University Town Centre, Nordstrom Fashion Valley, Nordstrom North County, Nordstrom Rack Mission Valley, Nordstrom Rack Carmel Mountain Plaza, Nordstrom Rack Plaza Bonita and Nordstrom Rack Grand Plaza.

The Nordstrom Rack at the Shops at La Jolla Village is scheduled to open in October.

San Diego finished a $17 million renovation and expansion this year of the Horton Plaza park that is next to the mall.