Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening at Boulevard Consumer Square

Jul 27, 2015

Nordstrom Rack will open their ninth Rack store in New York at the Benderson Development-owned Boulevard Consumer Square shopping center in Amherst on September 3. The 35,000-square-foot store will join a great mix of retail and lifestyle tenants such as Target, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Noble and Trader Joe’s, among others.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nordstrom Rack to complement the impressive list of retailers and restaurants at Boulevard Consumer Square,” said Randy Benderson, president of Benderson Development Company. “It is particularly exciting for us to be able to partner with Nordstrom Rack on its first store in Western New York. The Nordstrom name has an unparalleled reputation throughout the retail industry. The Rack store in Amherst will provide customers with unique fashion options and add another destination retailer to the community.”

September 3 Grand Opening activities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a pre-opening tailgate-like event for customers with DJ, light catering and raffle entry for a $1,000 gift card. Winner of the $1,000 gift card also gets 30 minute early access to the store. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and the festivities continue with drawings for (30) $100 gift cards. The first 1,000 customers to make a purchase will receive a free reusable tote.

Nordstrom is actively hiring for the new Rack location in Amherst. Details are available at

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

Boulevard Consumer Square is the pre-eminent power center in metro-Buffalo. Located in Amherst at the high-volume interchange of Niagara Falls Boulevard & I-290, the center is just minutes from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo with a total enrollment of over 28,000 students. This regional shopping center is currently home to many of the nation’s leading specialty retailers and restaurants among its 650,000 square feet and almost 40 stores.