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Nordstrom to close its Dulles Town Center location

Officials with fashion retail behemoth Nordstrom announced today plans to close its Dulles Town Center full-line store in Loudoun County.

The store, which opened in September 2002, will serve customers through Sept. 8.

"Our strategy is focused on our customers," Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, said in a prepared statement. "When it comes to store investments we feel it makes the most sense to look at the total market area versus individual stores. In looking at the greater D.C. market, we feel we can serve our customers better at our other area stores and online."

The store closure will impact about 150 non-seasonal employees, but, Nordstrom said, "given the number of stores in the area, we will be able to offer roles to anyone who wants to stay on with us."

Eligible employees who work at the store through their last scheduled shift will be eligible for a separation package, according to the company.

Nordstrom has five other locations in the region: Tysons Corner Center, Montgomery Mall in Maryland, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Annapolis Mall in Maryland and The Mall in Columbia in Maryland. The company also operates 12 Nordstrom Rack stores in the area.

"Our local market assets, our stores, salespeople, product and services, represent the core of our brand. We're fortunate to have a high quality portfolio of full-line stores, with all of our stores open more than a year generating positive cash flow," said Nordstrom.

Nordstrom has opened 298 stores and closed 17 since 1990. The retailer has three full-line stores and 12 Nordstrom Rack stores scheduled to open this fall, including a rack store at Woodmore Towne Center in Glenarden, Maryland.

Nordstrom was founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle. The fashion giant current operates 354 stores in 40 states. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

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Virginia SGP, not unless your willing to allow crime to rise like it did to Tyson’s mall when the metro there went online.


Christian Angel - Matthew 7:1, and to say that you are happy they are closing simply because they attract drunk moms, ignores the 150 people that will lose their jobs.


I would often use the Nordstrom’s entrance to the mall because it had a peninsula shaped lot around it and seemed like the easiest access to the mall.
Anytime I would walk through Nordstrom’s though it seemed like it was for sad, drunk moms. Ladies holding up dresses in front of mirrors while either neglecting their kids or screaming at them to be quiet so they could by something fancy to live in their own “real wives of whatever county”
It was certainly sad and I felt bad for those 30 something mothers who breathed tv shows and magazines and acting like they were in Hollywood.
They need to go to church and start following the Bible in my opinion. I’m happy to see it closing and hope something better replaces it


Can we add a metro stop at the Dulles mall? As long as we are ignoring trends when investing public dollars, we might as well throw bad (soon-to-be-obsolete) metro $$ toward an antiquated retail delivery system (malls).


In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You’ll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You’ll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you’ll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.


Doesn’t matter what mall size they built in Loudoun. These shopping malls are dying a slow painful death. The big box stores are failing everywhere and they are the draw for these malls. People would rather shop online these days or go to Sams/Costco/Walmart. Why pay mall prices when you can find the cheaper alternative at your laptop in the comfort of your home and in most cases get free shipping. I guarantee DTC and many others will be ghost towns in 10 years. The 80’s and 90’s are over and we are in a new age of shopping.


If you shop there, you’ve noticed the inventory dwindling for some time.  Really wasn’t a good fit for the rest of that mall.


If you shop there, you’ve noticed the inventory dwindling for some time.  Really wasn’t a good fit for the rest of that mall.


They wanted to build a mall equivalent to tysons.  The BOS said no we want to keep it small and on scale with out quaint town.  So they surrounded it with one level warehouse office parks and we were stuck with a mall you would expect to find in manassas or some small town in west virginia.  All you can expect to find there is old ladies using the mall as a indoor track and pop up stores on par with a dollar general.  what a joke


Grown ups with money don’t shop at malls any more.  Bye-bye Nordstroms.  I’ll miss your cafe, kids shoes, and aquarium.

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