Friday, March 24, 2017

Nordstrom Rack to open at Nut Tree

Nordstrom Rack to open at Nut Tree

By Jessica Rogness, The Reporter
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Nearly a year after Sport Chalet closed its doors at the Nut Tree, Nordstrom is making plans to move in.

The Seattle-based luxury department store chain announced Thursday it will open a 27,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack store at 1621 East Monte Vista Ave. this fall.

The off-price retail store of Nordstrom Inc. will occupy part of the space vacated by the 42,000-square-foot Sport Chalet last year.

Sport Chalet was one of the original anchors in the Nut Tree Village when it opened in 2006, along with Best Buy, Old Navy and Borders.

The sporting goods store’s parent company Vestis Retail Group of Connecticut filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April and proceeded to close all its stores.

The suite has now been split in two and a second retailer for the remaining space is still being sought.

“We’re always excited to get our retail spaces occupied,” said Don Burrus, the city’s economic development manager.

The city will often reach out to retailers and other businesses, and refer them to property managers when they inquire about opening a store in Vacaville, Burrus said.

“In this case, Julie’s been working on this project a lot on her own,” he said.
Julie Davis, general manager of Dunhill Partners, the firm that manages the Nut Tree, likewise expressed enthusiasm.

“Nordstrom Rack fits perfectly with the retail vision that Dunhill Partners is committed to offering the community, and their presence will tremendously enhance the quality tenant mix that makes the Nut Tree the ‘Legendary Road Stop’ of Northern California,” Davis said.

The store sells apparel, accessories and shoes at a savings of 30 to 70 percent off regular prices, according to the company. Merchandise comes from Nordstrom stores, its website and specially purchased items from the brands available at Nordstrom.

“We’re excited to bring our customers in Vacaville a Nordstrom Rack store closer to home with our new location at the Nut Tree,” Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Rack, said in a press release. “Customers in the area who previously had to commute to other locations can expect the same great brands at great prices — with less time in the car.”

There are 12 Nordstrom Rack stores in Northern California, including Sacramento, Pleasant Hill, Novato and Emeryville.