Wednesday 3 May 2023

Nordstrom to Close Both of Its Stores in Downtown San Francisco Due to ‘Lack of Enforcement Against Rampant Criminal Activity’


Another retailer is closing its brick and mortar stores in downtown San Francisco due to high crime and lack of law enforcement thanks to Democrat policies.

Nordstrom confirmed on Tuesday it is closing both of its downtown San Fran stores.

It is also closing down its Nordstrom Rack located in San Francisco.

“The planned closure of Nordstrom underscores the deteriorating situation in downtown San Francisco,” said a mall spokesperson told KGO. “A growing number of retailers and businesses are leaving the area due to the unsafe conditions for customers, retailers, and employees, coupled with the fact that these significant issues are preventing an economic recovery of the area.”

“URW has actively engaged with City leaders for many years to express our serious concerns, which are shared by our customers and retailers. We have urged the City to find solutions to the key issues and lack of enforcement against rampant criminal activity.” the Westfield Mall spox said.

“The current environment is not sustainable for the community, or businesses, and we are hopeful the City will implement the changes that are so urgently needed.”

KGO reported:

Nordstrom is planning to close both of its Downtown San Francisco stores, choosing not to renew its lease inside of Westfield Mall, the store confirmed Tuesday.

It will also close the nearby Downtown Nordstrom Rack.

The Nordstrom Rack on Market Street’s last day of business will be July 1, and the Nordstrom inside Westfield Mall is slated to close at the end of August.

The company’s chief stores officer wrote in an email to staff that “the dynamics of the downtown San Francisco market have changed dramatically over the past several years, impacting customer foot traffic to our stores and our ability to operate successfully.”

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