The IDS Center welcomed a new retail addition to the downtown community as a two-level Nordstrom Rack opened last week in the Crystal Court.

The store is 39,000 square feet, and its entrance is located on the first level of the IDS Center Crystal Court with a second level one floor below. Outlets and discount stores have become increasingly popular, and the Rack’s opening in downtown Minneapolis reflects that trend.

Nordstrom Rack provides another shopping option for downtown patrons and joins clothing stores Hubert White and Banana Republic in the city’s tallest building.

“We’re thrilled to have Nordstrom Rack joining the downtown Minneapolis community,” said Steve Cramer, president & ceo of the mpls downtown council and mpls downtown improvement district. “The presence of a business like Nordstrom Rack on Nicollet is an incredible addition and one that adds to the retail vibrancy of our downtown core. We welcome them with open arms and are excited for them to open their doors.”

Nordstrom Rack is just one of many elements that comprise the exciting renovation of Nicollet Mall. Target just re-modeled its downtown location, HopCat opened in July, the YMCA is under construction at Gaviidae Common and the YWCA completed its renovation last year, the Dayton’s building is being redeveloped, RSM Plaza is undergoing redevelopment, a Peavey Plaza renovation plan is in the works, a new wine bar at Young Quinlan is planned to open soon, Westminster Presbyterian Church is wrapping up its addition, and several stores like Sak’s Off 5th and Walgreens have found new homes on Nicollet in the past two years. Construction on Nicollet itself will wrap up this November. The uptick in stores opening their doors near Nicollet, coupled with the vibrancy created by the people of Minneapolis, is adding to the vibrancy of the downtown experience.

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