Nordstrom today said it will close its Westfield Horton Plaza door, located in San Diego, in August.
The store, opened in 1985, is one of the outdoor center’s anchors along with Macy’s and a movie theater. Other retailers there include Gap, Express, Forever 21, Bebe and Banana Republic.
The store is expected to remain open through Aug. 26.
The company said in a statement that the roughly 180 workers impacted by the planned closure will be offered a position at one of its other stores in the area or be provided with a “separation plan.”
“We’ve been in business at Horton Plaza for 31 years and we’ve loved serving our customers here,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, in a statement. “These are always tough decisions to make, but in taking a look at the store’s performance and our business needs into the future, we believe this is the best direction to take. We look forward to serving our loyal Horton Plaza customers at our other San Diego stores.”
The company has three Nordstroms and four Nordstrom Rack stores elsewhere in the San Diego area, with a Nordstrom Rack at the Shops at La Jolla Village set to open in October. The company’s Nordstrom at University Town Centre is getting an upgrade to its design and will move to a new home within the mall next year.
Nordstrom in April said it was making “operating model improvements” that would lead to about $60 million in savings for the current fiscal year, via cuts of between 350 to 400 positions mostly at the corporate and regional levels.