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.

"We're very pleased to be a part of the 555 Ninth Street Retail Centre and we look forward to serving the needs of our customers in the San Francisco Bay area," said Kelly Cole-Berka, Nordstrom Rack vice president and southwest regional manager. "We hope San Francisco residents and visitors will enjoy the quality, value and selection Nordstrom Rack offers."