Luxury retailer Nordstrom said it is pulling out of the Mall of Georgia next year as sales have not met expectations at the location.
“We have a great team at the Mall of Georgia store and we’ve enjoyed serving our customers here, but despite our team’s best efforts, the bottom line is that we simply don’t do enough business here to continue operating the store into the future,” Jamie Nordstrom, the Seattle-based company’s president of stores said in a release.
“We had the opportunity to end our lease and in looking at our options, it made the most sense for our business to make the decision to close the store,” Nordstrom said.
The store will close Feb. 28.
The brand has 178 non-seasonal workers at the Mall of Georgia location, the state’s largest mall. They will be offered opportunities at other Nordstrom locations in metro Atlanta or given a severance package, the company said.
Nordstrom opened its Mall of Georgia store in 2000. The company also operates stores at Phipps Plaza and Perimeter Mall, as well as locations of Nordstrom Rack at Mall of Georgia Crossing,
Buckhead Station, North Point Market Center and Perimeter Expo.
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