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Is this the moment we've all been waiting for? Maybe. Today, WWD reports that after a long, hard search through the city's retail venues, Nordstrom is lookin' at you, Hudson Yards. To sum, here's a few stats on the location: It's currently under development, it will be both a residential and commercial space, and it's set to occupy the area over the rail yards between 30th and 33rd Streets bordered by Tenth Avenue and the West Side Highway. And it's big—26 acres big.
According to VP of corporate communications and pubic affairs, Joanne Rose, over at Realty Co., "Progress on the development continues and we are looking forward to delivering our first tower and ideally the retail complex in 2015." So it might be a while, but it could happen.
This isn't the first potential promise Nordstrom has made to us over the years. At one point in time, Columbus Circle was an option, and so was Midtown East, Flatiron, and even Herald Square, so we're not putting all of our eggs in Hudson Yard's basket. A WWD source spills, "It's fair to say they're interested and considering it, but nowhere close to any kind of deal or commitment," but something about this one just feels right. Mostly so because Hudson Yards actually has the space to fit a giant Nordstrom—more than Union Square could have ever done for The Rack.
· Nordstrom Said Eyeing Hudson Yards [WWD, subscription req'd]
· All Nordstrom Coverage [Racked NY]