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Nordstrom Rack's Response to Philly Location Rumors

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If all goes according to plan, Nordstrom Rack, the off-price sibling to Nordstrom department stores, will have nearly doubled its tally of store locations by 2016. "We're growing both sides of the business," Nordstrom spokesman Colin Johnson told WWD yesterday. "We're open to looking anywhere throughout the Northeast, in New York City, but also a number of other communities throughout the region." Great—but do those expansion plans include Philadelphia?

Our fingers were crossed for confirmation of a Center City Nordstrom Rack, but intel we received from the company only echoed what we were told earlier this year: "You're correct that we are expanding the Rack across the country," our contact at Nordstrom Rack told us yesterday. "We are open to exploring opportunities in Philadelphia, but at this time we do not have anything to share with you on a Rack location in the city." What do you think? Would Nordstrom Rack be a welcome addition to Center City retail? Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to share where you think the store should open.

Update: In response to the rumors Nordstrom Rack will be opening in Daffy's former location at 17th and Chestnut, a spokesperson said, "We don't respond to rumor or speculation regarding specific locations. If we have something definitive in place, we'll share it." Stay tuned...

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