SOHO — Nordstrom is planning to open its first New York City location on the Upper West Side in 2018, the company announced Thursday.
Brothers Peter and Erik Nordstrom, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg by their side, announced their plans to open a massive new outpost of the family-owned company in a seven-story, 285,000-square-foot store at 225 West 57th St.
Touting the plan as a job-creation machine, Bloomberg said the new store opening is "very exciting news for New Yorkers and the millions of tourists who come to our city to shop each year."
The Nordstrom brothers wouldn't discuss the financial details of the plan, but said the high-end shopping center's move to New York City was "a long time coming."
"We are looking forward to opening our doors and we view this as our chance to have our best Nordstrom store in the best retail city in the world," said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, Inc.
The group announced the move at a press conference at treasure&bond, a Nordstrom-owned store at 350 West Broadway between Broome and Grand, which donates all after-cost proceeds to NYC charities, according to the company website.
Nordstrom has also put a toe in the retail waters of NYC with an outpost of its discount chain Nordstrom Rack, which opened in Union Square in 2010 inside the former Virgin Megastore location.