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Country Club Plaza’s plan to replace Nordstrom could be difficult

Welcoming a new retailer to replace Nordstrom on a premier Country Club Plaza lot will likely mean more than just slapping new signage on approved building plans.

Taubman Centers and The Macerich Co., as Country Club Plaza JV LLC, received City Council approval in January 2019 to construct an approximately 122,000 square foot two-story building at 4720 Jefferson St. to house a relocation by Nordstrom from Oak Park Mall to Overland Park.

The Plaza property then demolished several commercial buildings, including the Cinemark Place cinema, to make way for Nordstrom’s opening in 2021. But a pandemic and two delays later, Nordstrom confirmed in April that it would remain in Oak Park. Mall, as the agreement for its new location was terminated at the Plaza’s request.

Reached for comment on the site’s continuation, a Plaza spokesperson said, “Taubman is actively reviewing alternate plans for the location and looks forward to making an announcement in the near future.”