A big Seattle retail chain is coming to Manhattan -- and it won't be selling coffee.
Nordstrom -- the upscale department store which, along with Starbucks and Amazon, has stretched beyond its Pacific Northwest roots to become a US retail titan -- is finally near a deal to open a flagship store in Midtown, the New York Post has learned.
The family-run chain -- popular for its shoe department and reputation for customer service -- plans to anchor a future skyscraper on West 57th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue that will be built by New York real estate mogul Gary Barnett, according to sources close to the talks.
"This is going to be a major store, they want to make a statement," one insider briefed on the plans said, adding the luxury store is expected to occupy several floors in addition to the street level of the tower.
Nordstrom did not respond to requests for comment. Extell Development, Barnett's property investment firm, declined to comment.
The swanky flagship could account for as much as a quarter of the development's total floor space which, according to property records, could span more than 800,000 square feet (74,322 square meters).
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