Nordstrom at Northgate Mall shuts down permanently, paves way for redevelopment project

SEATTLE — After nearly 60 years in business, the Nordstrom Department Store at Northgate Mall has shut down for good.

The sign on the door today thanked loyal customers and said the store will close permanently at 5 p.m.

“I am really sad,” said Nancy, a regular shopper. “We would come almost every day with family, friends and kids.”

It’s a neighborhood mall that's about to transform into a major redevelopment for North Seattle.

The plan for this property includes a new light rail station, a hotel, office space and the new headquarters for NHL Seattle, complete with three hockey rinks.

All of this is set to open starting in 2021.

Northgate Mall's other anchor store, Macy's, shut down earlier this year and other small shops have also left.

Originally opened in 1950, Northgate was the nations first suburban shopping center to be called a mall. Nordstrom is one of its original tenants.

The Nordstrom Rack will remain open at Northgate Mall.

We reached out to Nordstrom Corporate, but officials won't confirm how many of their nearly 200 employees will be transferring to other locations, which include Bellevue Square and Southcenter Mall.

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