Nordstrom coming to Green Hills

Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 6:27am

The Seattle-based fashion retailer Nordstrom announced this morning it has signed a letter of intent to open a 149,000 square foot location in the Mall at Green Hills.

Company officials said the anticipated opening will be in the fall of 2010. The location will be the first Nordstrom in Tennessee.

For more details, keep reading nashvillecitypaper.com and read Friday's print edition of The City Paper.

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By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

OMG! OMG! OMG! Stop, I need to sit down. I'm breathing a little heavy and got a little dizzy. A Nordstrom in my neighborhood. OMG! OMG! OH MY!

By: Kosh III on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.-------------One more reason NOT to go to Green Hills.

By: WickedTribe on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Uh oh, Cool Springs. Looks like the tide is turning.

By: gdiafante on 12/31/69 at 6:00

And this is news because....

By: JeffF on 12/31/69 at 6:00

tide is turning? Seeing the traffic disaster that is Green Hills I would think Nordstrom's would be a special occasion shopping experience while the majority of funds still funnels down there. I go to Green Hills when I need the hassle (see parking and traffic). Getting in and out and getting most of the same stuff means another shopping area. Fortunately for Cool Springs (and unfortunately for Nashville)there is less traffic and less opportunity of being shot.

By: JeffF on 12/31/69 at 6:00

also, how does this improve the 20 minute wait for a parking spot

By: WickedTribe on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Considering that Nordstrom is going to be built over what is currently a parking lot, I would assume they're going to build another garage or add floors onto one of the two current garages.I've never had trouble finding a spot to park in Green Hills though. I might have to park further up in the garage than I would like, but I've never seen a case where there was zero parking available.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

This is news for those of us who love clothes and shoes. Shoes being my weakness. I'll drop several hundred dollars on a cute pair of shoes without even thinking twice about it. I think the last time I was at home, I paid over $600.00 for a pair of boots, which I've only had the opportunity to wear twice. If you ever buy high-end clothes and the fabrics that are used compared to low-end clothes, you'll never go back. The quality of the materials really make a difference.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I've never had a problem parking at GHM. Most people don't know about the parking garages and try to find parking on the surface lots. In that case, you will spend twenty or thirty minutes trying to find parking.Cool springs is for want-to-be Divas. Green Hills is for already-there Divas.

By: airvols on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Neiman/Marcus to Cool Springs next? Who knows, the new exit off I-65 is just perfect.

By: airvols on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Neiman/Marcus to Cool Springs next? Who knows, the new exit off I-65 is just perfect.

By: Jzer21 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but a Nordstrom's was supposed to be built back in 2003, but it was canceled for money reasons. With our economy the way it is, I wouldn't count your chickens before they're hatched.

By: girliegirl on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Oh Gdia, it's good news, trust me. They have excellent high quality items that aren't found anywhere else. Even their "housebrand" shoes are better than you buy at Dillard's. I always load up when we go to Vegas, and I just remembered, they have Jag Jeans, which have a little stretch to them in the waste for we gals that might like to eat a little extra on special occasions! lol Those Jag Jeans are way more affordable than the designer stuff you buy at Macy's. Macy's quality and even appearance (store setup) has gone downhill over the last 10 years or so. Back in the 90's it was pretty good, but like Bloomingdale's, it became more like a Target than an upscale dept store. Too bad.

By: bokephus on 12/31/69 at 6:00

People have too much time on their hands to comment on this. Whoopee! Who cares?

By: nashbeck on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Great news for Nashville! My only wish would be for a downtown location, but I'll take it.

By: girliegirl on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Hey, Boke, I calculated the amount of taxes I paid in Vegas... it was well over $200 just at that one store! Now do you get it? That $ could've gone to TN coffers.

By: lamons on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I agree with the majority that there is plenty of parking at Green Hills, just not 10 feet from the entrance. They have already announced that they are adding two more floors of parking to the existing garage on Abbott Martin, which is never full. In addition the second level behind Dillard's is always open and easy to use. Also, if you choose alternative routes besides Hillsboro Road, the traffic is not that bad and definitely not as bad overall as Cool Springs where I work each day and fight the crowds.

By: Cowboy84 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I would much rather have a Cabela's, but to each their own.

By: Jagman on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Now all Green Hills needs is a way to get there and park.

By: PillowTalk4 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Nordstrom's was founded as a shoe store and trust me they have a great shoe department for both men and women. (Yes, men like shoes too. But it's our secret.) I've yet to ever see a department store with a men's shoe department equal to Nordstrom's. Here's a hint... Nordstrom's has an annual shoe sale I believe in June or July that is off-the-chain. If you can hold out on getting that new pair of Salvatore Ferragamo's trust me it'll be worth the wait on your wallet. And, trust that you'll see brands that are not found in Nashville right now. Nordstrom's is not Macy's or Dillard's.

By: viking on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Nashville will be playing catch-up with Charlotte again which has had a Nordstrom's at South Park Mall for several years. Do not be too anxious about a Neiman/Marcus store coming to GHM. A Neiman/Marcus store opened up at South Park less than two years ago. Unfortunately, it is a mini-Neiman/Marcus which the chain appears to be putting in cities similar to Charlotte and Nashville.

By: eljs on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Seems like hard times is not hitting this area of the city. Good for GH.

By: Vandy1975 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

It's a real sign of the times that in order for a metro area to hold its head high, it has to have each and every chain store they have everywhere else in the country.

By: WickedTribe on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Vandy, part of the esteem of a city is that its residence can get everything they need inside its borders.When Nashvillians have to go to Atlanta on the weekend to shop, or in girliegirl's case, Vegas, there's a problem.

By: girliegirl on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Thank you Wicked... not that shopping was my reason for doing Vegas... lol but shopping is something to do while in Vegas that won't give you an STD while you're doing it! lol seriously

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

All we need now are Hugo Boss and Armani stores and I'll be happy. There's an Armani coat I saw on line for $6k that I've got my eyes on.

By: NewYorker1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I don't care for Vegas. It's a boring town if you are not a gambler. It's cute for a day, then I'm ready to leave that girl. Give me Paris, Rome, and Venice anytime.

By: bnakat on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Well, this string has truly been an eye-opener. (The number of opinions shown brought me to this article.) This native returned to Nashville after retirement to find marked demographic changes. Several years ago, Green Hills was just another middle class area, with Hillsboro Road as its artery. (This was before some bloke made the expensive decision to change all roads to pikes.) It had a mall, and enough other shops to create a traffic bottleneck.No surprise for a growing city.But some time between then and now, it residentially became a Belle Meade, and commercially added fancier shoppes, and a larger mall. Now, apparently, it is going high-end. Judging by the above posts, we have the affluent customer base to support the luxurious. (Quality and value are different measures from luxury.) It is good that it was not raining when the posts were made. (Noses up and such.) We can only hope that we do not receive yet more of Atlanta's, New York's, And Vegas' "values," along with the store. And if we must have Europe, forget it, please!It is worthy of note that some of the same ones posting here are seen on other blogs complaining about gasoline prices. If one can afford $600.00 shoes, what is four bucks a gallon to them?!