Glendale officials on Tuesday approved plans for the so-called “missing piece” at the Americana at Brand — a 122,000-square-foot Nordstrom along Colorado Street.
Earlier this year, billionaire developer Rick Caruso announced plans to move Nordstrom from its site at the Glendale Galleria II — a major coup that would strip his main competition of yet another huge anchor tenant. Caruso has so far declined to discuss potential replacements for the current Nordstrom building, which he owns.
“This will be a brand-new, first-class store operated by a truly great retailer who has had a long history in the city of Glendale,” Caruso said during the meeting. “It will be one of their newest stores constructed on the West Coast in a few years.”
He declined to disclose the cost of the project.
Nordstrom’s new digs will be built on the 1.1-acre parcel where the Golden Key Hotel and adjacent single-story brick building to the north now sit. Those will be demolished to make way for a new three-story building between Colorado Street and Caruso Avenue.