It’s been quite a year for national brand favorites expanding into Kansas City…
The most anticipated was the long awaited opening of not one, but two TRADER JOE’S. And let’s not overlook popular Nebraska export RUNZA which opened its first fast food outlet recently in Mission. JACK IN THE BOX made a splash last year in KCK and its second opens this coming Monday at 103rd and Metcalf in OP.
They say Jack’s’ tacos are to die for.
But hold on, there’s another really big one right around the corner.
Seattle-based, upscale fashion retailer NORDSTROM, which entered the K.C. market not on the Country Club Plaza as had been expected, but instead opened a full-line store at Oak Park Mall, is about to double its presence.
With a twist!
On Thursday, September 29th a new NORDSTROM RACK, big brother’s sister discount store opens at 97th and Quivira in Lenexa. That’s right, Lenexa, even though it’s only like half an inch from Oak Park Mall in Overland Park.
NORDSTROM RACK is part of Nordstrom’s off-price retail division and features merchandise from Nordstrom’s full-line stores and nordstrom.com at 50% to 60% off original Nordstrom prices.
NORDSTROM RACK’s feature large selections of name brand apparel, accessories and shoes for the entire family. And some of the featured merchandise has been specifically purchased for NORDSTROM RACK stores.
New deliveries to NORDSTROM RACK usually arrive several times a week, resulting in restocked shelves on an almost daily basis. And customers can also purchase and redeem Nordstrom Gift Cards at the RACK.
And how about that famous liberal Nordstrom return policy?
Here’s how it’s spelled out as it relates to items purchase at their RACK:
"We’ll gladly accept a return or exchange within 30 days of any merchandise purchased from Nordstrom Rack that has not been worn or altered and is accompanied by its original price tag or receipt or packing slip. Valid photo ID required for in-store cash refunds."
How about that?
Ironically the company chose to open its approximately 35,000 square feet new Kansas City RACK outlet within walking distance of its main store located on the south side of Oak Park Mall. According to one Nordstrom associate the two stores should feed off each other, and she couldn’t wait for the RACK’s grand opening in the Orchard Shopping Center’s former Circuit City store.
So mark it your calendar: September 29th will be a red letter day for value-minded, Joco Fashionistas!
So let’s see,we’ve got TRADER JOE’S, RUNZA, JACK IN THE SACK and now NORDSTROM RACK. What would make this lineup complete?
It’s high time Kansas City gets Winstead’s killer, IN-N-OUT BURGER.