Nordstrom to build new store at The Americana at Brand
Glendale, Calif. — Nordstrom and Caruso Affiliated announced that they will relocate its existing Glendale Galleria store, in Glendale, Calif., and build a new store at Caruso Affiliated’s The Americana at Brand in downtown Glendale.
The new three-level, 135,000-sq.-ft. store is slated to open in fall 2013 and will be part of the expansion of The Americana at Brand. Nordstrom said it will continue serving customers at its current Glendale Galleria store, located next to The Americana at Brand, until the new store opens.
This represents the second project between Nordstrom and Caruso Affiliated, and builds on the success of Caruso Affiliated’s other development located at The Grove in Los Angeles, where Nordstrom has operated a store since 2002.
“While Glendale Galleria has been a good home over the years, we think moving into a brand new store at The Americana at Brand will help us do a better job of serving our customers,” said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom.
As part of this relocation, Caruso Affiliated is purchasing the existing Nordstrom store at Glendale Galleria and said it will work toward strengthening the retail mix at the mall. Nordstrom will lease its new store at The Americana at Brand from Caruso Affiliated, which is working in cooperation with General Growth Properties and the City to revitalize, re-merchandise and reposition Glendale Galleria.
Stone Market makes U.S. retail debut
Hollywood, Calif. — International gem designer, manufacturer and retailer, Stone Market has opened its first U.S. location, at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, Calif.
The 319-sq.-ft. shop offers a collection of stylish jewelry, featuring gem and natural stones and silver accessories. Stone Market operates more than 100 retail outlets in Japan.
Build-A-Bear Workshop to open store in children’s hospital
St. Louis — Build-A-Bear Workshop is teaming up with Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX to open a store on March 25. It will be the first Build-A-Bear Workshop store located inside a hospital.
“We are very excited about our relationship with Cook Children’s and to bring Build-A-Bear Workshop to the medical center,” said Maxine Clark founder and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop. “When kids are sick or injured, making a new furry friend is a great way to take their mind off of their treatment and a teddy bear hug can help them feel so much better.”