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San Francisco Woes Multiply as Nordstrom Joins Retail Exodus

  • Department store to leave location in the heart of downtown
  • Mall owner criticizes ‘deteriorating situation’ in city
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Nordstrom Inc. plans to give up its store in downtown San Francisco, becoming the latest retailer to depart the area as the city struggles with emptied office buildings and crime concerns. 

“The dynamics of the downtown San Francisco market have changed dramatically over the past several years, impacting customer foot traffic to our stores and our ability to operate successfully,” Jamie Nordstrom, chief stores officer, wrote in letter to employees Tuesday.