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Sep. 12, 2012

Nordstrom to Move into Simon Property’s St. Johns Town Center

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor

A 124,000-square-foot, two-level Nordstrom full-line store is heading for St. Johns Town Center in fall 2014, company officials announced.

“We’ve had our eye on Jacksonville for a long time, so it’s gratifying for us to now have this opportunity to open our doors at St. Johns Town Center,” said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, Inc. “We’re fortunate to have loyal customers in Jacksonville and excited to be able to serve them better with a store at the First Coast’s top shopping destination.”

The company believes opening a Jacksonville store at the centrally-located St. Johns Town Center will put it in an ideal position to serve customers throughout the Northeast Florida region.

The Jacksonville Nordstrom store will anchor a new wing on the southwest side of the 1.1 million square-foot, open-air, St. Johns Town Center. The center was co-developed and is co-owned by Simon Property Group and Ben Carter Properties. With 10 million visitors each year, St. Johns Town Center is the area’s premier shopping destination, conveniently located off of J. Turner Butler Boulevard and I-295 and easily accessible from the Beaches, St. Johns River and Intracoastal Waterway areas.

“We’re excited to have Nordstrom join the terrific collection of retailers and restaurants operating at St. Johns Town Center,” said Richard S. Sokolov, president and  COO of Simon. “It will further broaden the appeal and market for this great property. We’re also pleased to further expand our strong relationship with Nordstrom. This will be the 28th Nordstrom store in our regional mall portfolio.” The executive has admitted to trying to attract Nordstrom to the Jacksonville shopping center since 2003, when the project was completed.

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