Seattle -- Nordstrom said it plans to move its full-line store located at South Bay Galleria three miles south to Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, Calif. The two-level, 138,000-sq.-ft. store will open in 2015 as part of a major renovation of Del Amo Fashion Center that was announced Monday by Simon Property Group.
“While we're grateful for the business we’ve been able to do at South Bay Galleria over the years, we feel relocating gives us our best chance to deliver a more compelling shopping experience,” said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. “We look forward to working with Simon and being part of this terrific redevelopment at Del Amo so that we can continue taking care of our South Bay area customers for many years to come.”
The announcement of Nordstrom’s arrival at Del Amo Fashion Center marks one of many significant upgrades Simon will undertake the center over the next two years. The redevelopment will commence in spring 2013 by replacing the existing food court with a transformed garden-inspired dining area and renovating the interior of a portion of the north mall, which will be completed by holiday 2013.
The redevelopment will also include enhancements to the ambience of the outdoor lifestyle village, the addition of a 1,800 car parking garage, planting of lush landscaping, upgraded parking throughout the entire mall property, new identity and informational signage, and improvements to facilitate customer circulation in and around the property. Completion of this work will be timed with the grand opening of Nordstrom in 2015.