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The anchor tenant at one end of the Westside Pavilion mall is leaving after 30 years — and just as the Expo Line will be arriving a couple of blocks away. Nordstrom announced today that its Westside Pavilion store will be relocating to a new space in the renovated Westfield mall in Century City. But hey, in ten years or so maybe the subway will get there.
From the flackage:
The new three-level, approximately 149,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2017 as part of an $800-million redevelopment of Westfield Century City that includes a near doubling of specialty retail square footage. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location at Westside Pavilion until it relocates.
"We are grateful for the nearly 30 years we've been able to serve customers in West Los Angeles in our current location but we believe we can offer customers a better shopping experience in a new store that will include our latest design concepts," said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. "We're excited to join Westfield Century City, a truly exciting shopping and entertainment destination."
Nordstrom opened its first store in Southern California in 1978 at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and opened at Westside Pavilion in 1985. The Company operates 22 Nordstrom stores in Southern California and 25 Nordstrom Rack stores from Santa Barbara to San Diego.
Nordstrom is centered on the corner of Westwood and Pico boulevards, across the street from where the Barnes & Noble bookstore closed down in 2012. Unless Nordstrom is replaced, the largest store in the mall would be an aging Macy's at the east end.