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Nordstrom Rack to Open First Kansas City Area Store

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced plans to open its first Nordstrom Rack in Kansas. The 34,925-square-foot store will be located in Lenexa at the Orchard Corners shopping center and is expected to open in fall 2011.

"We are thrilled to be opening our first Nordstrom Rack in Kansas and looking forward to better serving our customers in the greater Kansas City area," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "This is a great location and we hope to make it more convenient for our customers to shop both our Nordstrom store and the Rack when we open this fall." Nordstrom frequently opens Rack stores near its full-line stores.

Orchard Corners is a vibrant shopping center conveniently located off Interstate 35 and across the street from Oak Park Mall where a Nordstrom full-line store is located. Nordstrom Rack will anchor the north end of the center, joining co-tenants Gordmans and Stein Mart. The Orchard Corners retail mix also includes Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and Men's Wearhouse. The center is managed by Block and Co. and leased by RED Brokerage.

"We are very excited to be bringing Nordstrom Rack to the Kansas City area," said Matt Vaupell, Executive Vice President of RED Brokerage."The addition of Nordstrom Rack to the Orchard Corners Shopping will be a true regional draw."

About Nordstrom Rack:

Nordstrom Rack, a unit of the company's off-price retail division, carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and at 50-60% off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in Nordstrom stores and purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with most at savings of 30-70% off.

About Nordstrom:

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 204 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 115 full-line stores, 86 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About RED Brokerage, LLC

RED Brokerage, LLC is a full service commercial real estate company specializing in retail and office tenant representation and project leasing. The firm's sphere of activity includes sales, leasing, development, consulting, property management and construction management. The firm's office in Kansas City is located on the Country Club Plaza. The properties RED Brokerage represents vary in complexity from single tenant net lease buildings, large mixed-use developments, office buildings and office parks. The range of our work indicates the company's ability to lease, sell, manage, develop and redevelop a wide variety of property types in diverse locations. To learn more about RED Brokerage and its services, visit



Colin Johnson

Nordstrom, Inc.

(206) 373-3036

Dave Claflin

RED Brokerage, LLC.

(816) 876-2547

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.