Fashion retailer, Nordstrom Inc has announced that it will open a new Nordstrom Rack store at the 555 Ninth Street Retail Centre in downtown San Francisco in autumn 2001. The Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom Inc that offers customers 30 - 75 per cent off regular retail prices. The new 42,000 sq ft store will be located approximately one mile from the Nordstrom full-line store at San Francisco Centre.