New York — Nordstrom has announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at the Empire Outlets in Staten Island. The 34,000-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to open in fall 2016. The property is being developed by BFC Partners.
The newly built, two-level Rack will be a part of roughly 100 retailers going into the 1 million-sq.-ft. waterfront development within the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island. The project will be built above current transit parking and integrated into the Staten Island Ferry terminal. Adjacent to the center, tourist elements will include a hotel, 40,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, a minor league baseball park and the world’s largest observation wheel.
“We’ve been focused on finding the best locations across New York City and are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve New Yorkers and tourists alike at this major transportation hub and destination that will combine great retail, entertainment and restaurants,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack.
Nordstrom Rack at the Empire Outlets will be the company’s seventh Rack location in New York. Currently Nordstrom operates two full-line stores and six Rack stores in the state. A new Nordstrom Rack will open in Queens September 10 and a second location in Brooklyn is scheduled to open Oct. 8. The first Rack opened in Manhattan’s Union Square in 2010.