While I was checking out the upcoming Microsoft store at The Village yesterday I took a look at the remodeling of Nordstrom, which appears to be quite a significant piece of work.
As you can see from the photo, two sides of the building have been torn off. Amazingly, the store remains open, with approximately 75% of the internal area open and trading. As approved, the remodeled store will be slightly larger than the previous version, with two levels of approx. 64,000 sq.ft. each.
Splendid, a J Crew-ish style apparel retailer with a small chain of outlets - this will be its first Northern California location. Splendid will fit in with the Michael Stars / Madewell / Tommy Bahama vibe at this end of the mall, and is taking the space previously home to Lacoste. The Puma / Lacoste experiment with sports apparel never really worked at this mall, so no surprise to see the managers revert to more conservative upper-mid market brands.