Nordstrom announces second location to open in Toronto
In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, a customer walks out of Nordstrom in the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill, File)
Published Monday, April 8, 2013 9:51AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 8, 2013 10:30AM EDT
TORONTO - Nordstrom is bolstering its expansion north of the border with plans to open a second location in Toronto.
The high-end U.S. retailer announced on Monday that it will open a new location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in fall 2016.
The three-level, 188,000 square foot store will be housed in the mall's new expansion which is set to begin January 2014.
Last September, Nordstrom revealed plans to open its first Canadian stores.
The Seattle-based retailer will move into renovated space vacated by Sears Canada at the Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Chinook Centre in Calgary and the Rideau Centre in Ottawa. A new store will be built at Toronto's Sherway Gardens.
Sears announced last year it would sell back leases for three of its stores to its landlord, Cadillac Fairview, for about $170 million, as the retailer worked to revamp its struggling Canadian operations.