Sneak Preview of Plans for Nordstrom Store in Vancouver

Last week, reports came out that high-end department store Nordstrom was officially  moving into the prime downtown real estate currently occupied by Sears.

Just one problem.  The Sears building is one of the ugliest in Vancouver – a giant, off-white marshmallow with almost no windows that fills a whole city block.  Not exactly the nicest digs for a glitzy retailer like Nordstrom.

Now, however, it looks like the building’s days are numbered.  Plans were revealed this week for what the new Nordstrom store will look like – and it’s anything but a giant marshmallow.  Continue reading:
Sneak Preview of Plans for Nordstrom Store in Vancouver

Nordstrom to Open Store in Downtown Vancouver

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Goodbye Sears.  Hello Nordstrom.

The rumors circulating about major changes in Vancouver’s retail landscape are true, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun.  High-end department store Nordstrom will be opening a three-storey, 230,000-square-foot store in downtown Vancouver in what is currently the Sears building.

Before you get out your credit cards and race down to Granville and Robson, there’s one detail you should know:  The new Nordstrom store isn’t slated to open until spring 2015.

When it does, it will move into one of the least loved buildings in Vancouver.  With a white, tiled exterior and virtually no windows, the structure has been variously compared to a giant dirty marshmallow and an enormous urinal wall. Continue reading:
Nordstrom to Open Store in Downtown Vancouver