The new Nordstrom Rack, now located in Westlake Center, will be opening early on Thursday, March 15! Doors open at 9:00am, but get there as early as 7:00am for Top Pot Doughnuts, live music from Hit Explosion and a sweepstakes chance to win big inside the store! The main entrance to the new Nordstrom Rack will be on the street level of 5th and Pine. The opening celebration will take place in front of the store at Westlake Center (400 Pine Street) and across the street in Westlake Park.

According to the Nordstrom Rack Relocation Facebook Page, the store will hold a ‘Race Through the Rack’ sweepstakes where one lucky person will be chosen to be the first customer to enter the store and have 90 seconds to select up to $2,000 worth of merchandise! Fill out, print and bring the entry form that isHERE.

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Plus, throughout the store there will be 20 hidden Emerald Hangers – each worth $100 gift card! Start hunting for them at 9:00am on opening morning. Follow the store’s manager Peter on Twitter for clues HERE.

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According to, the new 42,500-square-foot Nordstrom Rack will feature 30 percent more selling space and offer customers a larger selection of merchandise.

One thing media previewers (who saw the store on Tuesday, March 13) said they liked best was the change Nordstrom Rack has made in the shoe department. Shoes are now in pairs – no more standing in line for the mate!

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The former 2nd and Pine location closed its doors after 25 years on Saturday, March 11.