SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One of Arden Fair Mall’s major anchors won’t be reopening even once the state starts peeling back stay-at-home orders.
An Arden Fair official confirmed on Thursday that the Nordstrom store will be permanently closed.READ MORE: 2 Of 4 Suspects Wanted For November 2021 Organized Retail Thefts In Davis Arrested
“We’re saddened by Nordstrom’s departure. Nordstrom served as an anchor to our shopping center for over 30 years and their presence will be greatly missed,” said Nathan Spradlin with Arden Fair Mall in a statement.
The closure appears to be part of Nordstrom’s announcement this week that they will be shuttering 16 stores across the country as the coronavirus pandemic tanked retail sales.READ MORE: Fire Starts Between Two Homes In Ceres, Spreads To Attics; Several People Displaced
Arden Fair is planning on opening its retail stores to curbside pick-up only come Friday. The mall has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus crisis, but Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to outline some new guidelines on Thursday that will allow some stores to reopen with restrictions.
Nordstrom’s other store at the Roseville Galleria will be staying open, the official said.
About 375 employees will be out of a job permanently with Nordstrom’s Arden Fair store closure.MORE NEWS: UC Davis To Resume In-Person Classes On Jan. 31
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a statement about the closure on Twitter Thursday afternoon, saying it is “another sign of how badly our brick and mortar retailers are suffering during this pandemic.”
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