Friday, August 3, 2012

Nordstrom and Splendid preparing new space at The Village Corte Madera

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.

Another new store being fitted out is 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.

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