Seattle — Nordstrom announced plans to close its Circle Centre store in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Opened September 8, 1995, the 216,000-sq.-ft. location will close to the public at the end of business on July 31, 2011.
The retailer will continue to operate a nearby location at The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Ind.. It will open a Nordstrom Rack store at the Shops at Rivers Edge in September.
"This has been an extremely difficult decision that we've wrestled with for some time because we care a lot about our employees, our customers and this community," said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores at Nordstrom. "We've enjoyed serving our customers in downtown Indianapolis, but unfortunately our business has declined over the long term for some time and despite our efforts to turn things around we don't see the outlook significantly changing."