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Breaking: Nordstrom Rack Coming to Downtown LA’s FIGat7th

The popular off-price Nordstrom Rack will open a new 27,000 square foot location at FIGat7th in Downtown LA

Super exciting news for Downtown LA’s growing retail scene! One of the biggest names in fashion retail has committed to opening a new store in Downtown LA, which has been experiencing an explosion of new development not seen since the 1920s construction boom. I am so excited to announce that the very popular Nordstrom Rack has just finalized a lease to open their first downtown store at the FIGat7th shopping center located in the heart of the Financial District.

Nordstrom Rack will replace the shuttered Sport Chalet space that vacated last spring after the entire sports chain went out of business. You might remember that “Nordstrom Rack” was in our top 3 wish list last year to replace Sport Chalet (the other two were Best Buy and Bed Bath and Beyond), so I’m so glad that actually came true. What’s also good news is that the massive 27,000 square foot space that Nordstrom Rack will occupy — located on the lower level next to the Taste Food Hall — has not sat vacant for long (less than a year) showing that demand for high-quality retail spaces in downtown is growing stronger every year.

“We’ve long been on the lookout for the right location to bring Nordstrom Rack to Downtown Los Angeles, and we couldn’t be more excited to join FIGat7th,” said Karen McKibben, president of Nordstrom Rack, in a prepared statement. “We feel this new location will provide better convenience for our customers who live and work downtown.”

The new Nordstrom Rack will join a strong mix of other big anchors at FIGat7th including Target, Zara, H&M, and Gold’s Gym, which will continue to help expand the shopping options here in downtown where retail has lagged behind restaurants. The Downtown LA Nordstrom Rack, an off-price retail division of Nordstrom, will carry a wide variety of trendy apparel, accessories, and shoes for both men and women at discounted prices from 30-70% off regular prices.

“Nordstrom Rack is the ideal addition to FIGat7th’s premier tenant mix,” said Bert Dezzutti, executive vice president of the western region for Brookfield, which owns FIGat7th. “Their on-trend merchandise appeals to our entire customer base, solidifies FIGat7th as the one-stop shopping destination for downtown, and will encourage even more cross-shopping throughout the center.”

The new Nordstrom Rack in Downtown LA is expected to open by fall 2017.

Nordstrom Rack will replace the shuttered Sport Chalet that closed last spring 2016

The new Downtown LA Nordstrom Rack will sit directly across Gold’s Gym and nearby the Taste Food Hall

11 Comments

  1. That’s great news. I was wondering if there was any word if the hole in the ground behind the chopping center will finally be developed with a tower?

    • Juanito says

      The chopping center is in the back room of that store on Broadway in lower Chinatown where one can get ready prepared birds of assorted varieties.

  2. It didn’t take too long to fill in the emptiness of that old “Sports Chalet?” I think the Nordstrom Rack should do well there. Now if we can land a Barney’s New York somewhere DTLA?

  3. Lawrence says

    Great addition to Fig at 7th. The center really feels like a pretty complete shopping experience now.

  4. Happy to see another major tenant moving into 7thFig. But we have enough clothing stores already. A good, major electronics store is sorely needed downtown.

    • corner soul says

      In general, those don’t seem to be doing too well these days… Best Buy, Radio Shack and Sears have all been closing stores left and right for years.

      Although I read recently that Circuit City is being resurrected/rebranded for millennials.

  5. Allen Kirkland says

    I’m excited also saddened. That Nordstrom rack was supposed to be in place of the Burlington Coat Factory. The corner of 7& Broadway deserves much better! I hope the north east corner of 7&Broadway that’s for lease will get a prominent class A tenant.

    • DTLA could probably support two Nordstrom Racks. Downtown DC has two. I’d really like to see a Primark and/or Uniqlo downtown.

      • JDRCRASHER says

        Well by the time that’s even looked into, I think Downtown’s population will be wealthy enough for a Nordstrom flagship store.

  6. Andrew W. says

    Can we please get a Uniqlo or REI store in downtown LA??

  7. corner soul says

    As far as chain stores go, a Muji would be pretty rad… I dread going to Hollywood and Highland.

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