Nordstrom Permanently Closes Store at Waterside Shops

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Nordstrom has permanently closed its store at Waterside Shops in Naples. The two-story anchor is one of 16 full-line department stores the retail chain is closing, said Emily Sterken, public affairs senior manager for the Seattle-based company. When it opened in 2008, the Naples store was the retailer’s first location in Southwest Florida. Nordstrom’s location is second in retail space only to Saks Fifth Avenue at the local upscale outdoor mall. The nearly 80,000-square-foot store included the Cafe Bistro restaurant and Ebar coffee shop. All Nordstrom stores nationwide have been temporarily closed since March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The company also operates Nordstrom Rack, which will reopen soon at Mercato in North Naples. Nordstrom, of course, is not the only clothing retailer struggling because of the pandemic. New York-based J.Crew and Texas-based Neiman Marcus both filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. J.Crew has area stores at Mercato in North Naples and Coconut Point in Estero. A Neiman Marcus Last Call outlet store operates at Miromar Outlets in Estero. 

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