After nearly two months of shopping for locks on the corona virus a pandemic in Victoria, De La Rosa was happy to take it back to the shop, close to home, at the Tyler Galleria mall.
“I’ve been doing a lot of pavement to go shopping,” De La Rosa said. “It was great. It was very smooth.”
However, they would never get a foot in, which is Nordstrom’s location, after the company announced it would be closing 16 of its full-line department stores.
In a corona virus business update, the company’s CEO, said:
“We have invested heavily in our digital and physical abilities in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing expectations of the customer. The impact of the COVID-19, it is only the speeding up of the importance of these skills to serve the customers.”
A The Business is Within the report said, Nordstrom confirmed that it is closing the locations at the Tyler Galleria mall and Montclair Plaza is the only full-line Nordstrom locations in between Riverside and San Bernardino counties — what does that mean for customers in the Inland Empire, it would have to be traveling to locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
“So, I think it’s going to be a reason for you to try to go to Nordstrom,” De La Rosa said.
Riverside’s Ward 6 city council member Jim Perry said that he was trying to talk to Nordstrom’s corporate office, in order to convince them to hold on to the anchor at the Galleria.
“In any case, it will give us a second look, to give us an opportunity to have their concerns,” he said.
Perry said that he understands that it’s a business with a bottom line that is affected by the COVID of 19 closures in the local economy are in the same boat, slowly sinking, with every lost sale.
“That’s all the sales tax revenue that will be generated in order to provide assistance to the community in service,” he said.
Nordstrom said the restructuring would save it $150 million in costs, and retail analysts predict other large retailers follow their lead — it’s to cut the cost of the dip in sales.
“I have a feeling that it’s probably going to affect a lot of businesses,” De La Rosa said.
Riverside County has reported it’s been a net loss of $100 million in sales, the ” stay-at-home jobs.