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Nordstrom To Enter the Boston Area

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Nordstrom will enter the Boston Retail Market with 4 locations all at Simon Malls. The retailer has long sought to enter the Boston Market. With the Federated/May Merger, Nordstrom has acquired the right to three Filene's locations at the Burlington Mall, NorthShore Mall and SouthShore Plaza. Nordstrom is also building a store at Natick Mall. All Mall properties are Simon owned or managed properties.

For the full storey, see the following link: Nordstrom Makes It Official

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It seems like they've been talking about the Natick store forever. They were talking about when I lived in Boston in 2000. I had friends who were so excited about it, they've been waiting 6 years.

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I know when Nordstroms opened its first store in Connecticut at Westfarms Mall in West Hartford/Farmington the store was a success and since then has been renovated, been a key component in the malls expansion and is still the pride and joy of one of the areas premier shopping destinations and im sure the same will happen at these four Boston locations

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To my knowledge, there is still not yet an agreement to build a Nordstrom in the South Boston Waterfront. I do expect after the first four open, there will be plans for a inner city location. Stay tuned.

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I'm surprised it's taken this long for them to enter the Boston market. Ironically, the first Nordstrom I've ever been to was the one in Providence back in 2002

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The reason it took so long was a lack of available locations in malls to build new anchors. The renovation/expansion of the Natick Mall provided the first opportunity to land a key spot to build. It was a natural for Nordstrom to quickly acquire prime Federated spots (NorthShore, SouthShore and Burlington Malls) when they became available.

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The reason it took so long was a lack of available locations in malls to build new anchors. The renovation/expansion of the Natick Mall provided the first opportunity to land a key spot to build. It was a natural for Nordstrom to quickly acquire prime Federated spots (NorthShore, SouthShore and Burlington Malls) when they became available.

yeah that makes sense. Well I guess a positive of the May-Federated merger is the chance for Nordstrom to move in.

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yeah that makes sense. Well I guess a positive of the May-Federated merger is the chance for Nordstrom to move in.
The negative is that it really seems to be a pointless merger designed to eliminate competition with no real net benefit for the consumer.

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There isn't a Nordstrom in Boston? I am so used to Nordstrom...they are all over the place in the NW...that I am always surprised there are places that don't have them.

That sucks about Filenes, though. I knew some people who really loved that store.

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There isn't a Nordstrom in Boston? I am so used to Nordstrom...they are all over the place in the NW...that I am always surprised there are places that don't have them.

The closest is in the Providence Place mall. With Filene's disappearing, there will be a hole to fill in the market that Nordstoms should move into quite nicely.

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