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Glendale to make way for new Nordstrom at Americana mall

June 4, 2011 |  1:04 pm

The Americana in GlendaleGlendale officials plan to make changes in zoning rules required to accommodate developer Rick Caruso’s plans to add a Nordstrom to his Americana shopping mall.

The changes, if approved, will help pave the way for Caruso to build a three-story, 140,000-square-foot structure for Nordstrom that will occupy an acre at what is now Colorado Street and Orange Avenue. The city also is preparing to cede a one-block stretch of Orange Street for the project, and will hold a hearing on that issue June 14.

Earlier this year Caruso spent more than $20 million to acquire the 55-room Golden Key Hotel and an adjacent former recording studio to make way for Nordstrom, which will leave the Glendale Galleria for the Americana in 2013. He plans to demolish the existing structures.

Caruso told the council Tuesday the new Nordstrom “will greatly strengthen downtown Glendale” and will generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue.

Read the full story: City, Caruso begin to make way for new Nordstrom

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Photo: The Glendale shopping mall. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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