GLENDALE -- The region's second Nordstrom Rack will open in the fall of 2018 at Bayshore Town Center and anchor the Glendale shopping mall's north end, which is expected to be redeveloped later this year, according to TODAY'S TMJ4's partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Seattle-based Nordstrom told the Milwaukee Business Journal Thursday that its off-price store concept will open in a 26,800-square-foot space at Bayshore Town Center. The mall's north end also is expected to feature a new mall entry and expanded parking, according to a news release from the high-end department store chain.
The Milwaukee Business Journal first reported a year ago that Bayshore owner Olshan Properties was contemplating the addition of Nordstrom Rack as part of its larger redevelopment project of its Sears department store, which has been vacant since December 2014.
Olshan has long been eyeing overhauling that northern end of the mall and is planning to raze the empty Sears, as well as a portion of the mall's enclosed northern corridor. It will then be replaced with around 75,000 square feet of retail space, which includes tenants like Nordstrom Rack and Total Wine & More. The addition of more market-rate apartments also is part of Olshan's larger plans for Bayshore.
"We are very proud of our roster of tenants that includes the best brands in fashion, technology, entertainment and dining who are thriving at Bayshore Town Center, and are excited to welcome Nordstrom Rack into the mix to provide the customers of Milwaukee with another desirable name brand retailer to enjoy," said Ken Marshall, head of retail at Olshan Properties, in a news release.
Nordstrom operates a Nordstrom Rack at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa and a full-line store at Mayfair mall. Part of the growing off-priced retail segment, Nordstrom Rack offers a variety of discounted apparel and merchandise. Product at Nordstrom Rack is sourced from regular Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands available at Nordstrom.
Olshan Properties previously said it plans to start construction on its redevelopment project sometime this year.