UNIVERSITY PARK -- Nordstrom Rack, a fast-growing chain that sells Nordstrom's normally expensive leftovers at deeply discounted prices, is on track to open Nov. 7.
The 35,000-square-foot store, in the Shoppes at University Town Center at 7978 Cooper Creek Blvd., is gearing up for its grand opening at 9 a.m. that day.
Shoppers are encouraged to begin tailgating at 8 a.m., says manager Karina Attar-McDonald. Early birds can enter to win one of 30 $100 Nordstrom gift cards. One winner will score a grand prize of early entry into the store and a $1,000 Nordstrom gift card.
Almost all 50 job opportunities have been filled, but Attar-McDonald is planning to hire a few more employees. To apply, visit careers.nordstrom.com.
The store is in the Benderson Development-owned shopping center next to Total Wine and across the street from the University Town Center mall, which is set to open in the fall of 2014.
Sabrina Rocco, East Manatee reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7024. Find her on Twitter@sabrinarocco.