First Trader Joe’s, next Jack in the Box, now Nordstrom’s Rack…
Kansas City is on fire with trendy new businesses hitting town. So after writing about Nordstrom’s new Rack at 95th and Quivira a couple of weeks back I decided to take on the masses and check it out this past weekend…
Unfortunately, I went by Saturday afternoon—two days after its grand opening – not a good idea. The parking lot was jammed forcing me to park clear down by Gordman’s to the south and walk and walk and walk to the Rack.
Needless to say, with that many hoosiers clogging up the aisles, shopping at the Rack wasn’t much fun. In fairness however, it was attractive, well-stocked and offered tons of bargains—especially compared to Nordstrom’s main store at Oak Park Mall across the street.
Employees were decked out in colorful RACK t-shirts and were plenty friendly. However it was evident that many of them were newbies and not fully versed in the ways of the RACK.
How the Rack’s pricing and merch compares to discount retailers like KOHL’s is another story for another day.
Will I return for a less harried visit? And, more importantly, will I actually buy something something the next time?
Count on it.