In 1973, all Nordstrom Best stores were rebranded as simply Nordstrom. A massive expansion of the company soon got underway. The first California store, depicted here, was added to Costa Mesa's SOUTH COAST PLAZA. It opened in May 1978.
Nordstrom rehabilitated a shuttered center city Seattle Frederick & Nelson store into its 383,000 square foot flagship. It commenced operation, as a Nordstrom, in August 1998.