Bloomie’s to open SoHo prototypes in L.A., D.C.
September 11, 2008,
Cincinnati – The Bloomingdale’s SoHo concept store will be the model for two new stores: one in Santa Monica, Calif. and one in the Georgetown Park area of Washington, D.C.
In addition to the two new SoHo locations, a standard-model Bloomingdale’s will open at Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose/Santa Clara, Calif. in fall 2011. This 150,000-square-foot, three-level Bloomie’s will be the third location in northern California.
Of the two new SoHo type stores, Bloomingdale’s parent company Macy’s Inc. said the 105,000-square-foot, two-level Santa Monica store will replace the Macy’s at that site in 2010; it will be the eighth Bloomie’s in southern California. The 82,000-square-foot, three-level Georgetown Park store will open in August 2011 as the fourth Washington-area location.
“We are very excited about bringing the SoHo-store concept to new locations,” said Michael Gould, Bloomingdale's chairman and ceo.” The chain currently operates 40 stores.