While the Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) location in the Flatiron Crossing mall is permanently closing, a trio of Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado Nordstrom Rack stores are preparing to reopen on Thursday, May 21.

Among the Colorado store reopening are the Nordstrom Rack at Boulder’s Twenty Ninth Street Shopping Center, Nordstrom Rack at Foothills Mall in Fort Collins and Nordstrom Rack at the Orchard in Westminster.

“Our stores have always been, and continue to be, a core part of our business. We’re taking a phased, market-by-market approach to reopening our stores,” according to a company news release. “The health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities is our priority. We’ve been paying close attention to guidance and directives from local and national authorities, taking steps to ensure our stores and operations remain in alignment with those.”

The FlatIron Crossing store and 15 other Nordstrom locations will be shuttered permanently.

“Our goal is to best position ourselves to serve customers in each market where we operate. Because of the impacts COVID-19 has had on our business, we need to take a critical look at the physical footprint of our stores to determine which we will continue to operate,” a Nordstrom spokeswoman told BizWest earlier this month. “To respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and ensure we’re able to continue serving customers well into the future, we will be closing 16 of our fleet of full-line stores, including Nordstrom Broomfield. We selected these 16 stores based on a variety of factors, including the unique needs of the market, the current state of our business and real estate agreements.”

As a result of the closure, 167 employees will be laid off.

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