Nordstrom Rack to Open Two Stores in Long Beach Area

Nordstrom Rack, the off-price division of Nordstrom Inc., will be doubling its efforts in the area of Long Beach, Calif.

On Jan. 26, the Seattle-based company announced it will open a 34,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack location in Cerritos Best Plaza in Cerritos, Calif., which is about a 20-minute ride from downtown Long Beach, where a Nordstrom Rack location was shuttered last year.

The Cerritos Nordstrom Rack is scheduled to take a bow this fall. It will be located across the street from a full-line Nordstrom at the Los Cerritos Center retail center. Locating Nordstrom Rack stores close to full-line Nordstroms is part of the popular department store’s strategy, said Naomi Tobis, a company spokesperson.

“Many of our best-performing Racks are next to a full-line store. In fact our very first Rack began in the basement of our downtown Seattle flagship Nordstrom in 1973 and is now directly across the street from our flagship. Both stores really complement each other and give our customers more choices to shop with us,” Tobis said.

In early January, Nordstrom also announced that it will open another Nordstrom Rack at the Marina Pacifica retail center in Long Beach. It will move into a space that formerly housed a Loehmann’s off-price shop. The 24,000-square-foot shop is scheduled to open in the fall. Nordstrom opened 27 Nordstrom Rack stores in 2014.