Nordstrom to close two stores

Seattle -- Nordstrom announced plans to close it's store in Lloyd Center Mall, Portland, Ore., and its store in Vancouver Mall, Vancouver, Wash. Both locations will close in January 2015.

"This was a tough decision to make because we've been doing business in Lloyd Center and Vancouver Mall for a long time and we care about the community, our customers and our employyees here," said Ed Nordstrom, president of stores.

Nordstrom said the two locations haven't performed to the level the company needed them to and "investing in remodels to possibly make them more successful didn't pan out."

"We never like to close a store, but we came to the difficult conclusion that it didn't make good business sense to continue operating them after our agreements ends," Nordstrom said.

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