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Nordstrom Thursday announced plans to close its MainPlace Mall store in Santa Ana on March 17.

“We’ve enjoyed taking care of customers at MainPlace for 29 years, but believe our other nearby locations will better serve them longer term,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom Inc. “We’re looking forward to opening new stores at Century City and La Jolla this year, and we’re excited to unveil the most extensive remodel we have ever done at our South Coast Plaza store.”

The Santa Ana closure impacts about 195 non-seasonal employees.

“Fortunately we have 18 nearby Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, so we’ll have a job for anyone who wants to stay with us,” Nordstrom said.

Employees “who do not have a role at another store and remain until their last scheduled shift will receive a separation plan,” according to a company statement.

The company operates five Nordstrom stores in Orange County: at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa; Fashion Island in Newport Beach; the Irvine Spectrum Center; Brea Mall; and The Shops at Mission Viejo.

—City News Service

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