The Nordstrom department store at Towson Town Center is still under wraps, swaddled in a quarter-million dollars' worth of sheet plastic. But a glimpse of the "package" yesterday showed that its birthday is getting close -- very close.
"If you asked us to open in two weeks, we could do it," said Patrick J. Compton, a spokesman for Robert E. Bayley Construction Inc., the Seattle-based construction company that is building the three-level Nordstrom store and single-level Nordstrom Rack discount outlet.
The two stores, the first of each in the Baltimore area, are scheduled to open Sept. 11.
Nordstrom officials gave Baltimore-area reporters a tour of the vast new store yesterday.
Actually, it didn't look like all that much. With most of the store's 36,000 square feet of imported marble and 80,000 square feet of carpet covered up, the place looked mostly like a construction site -- which, after all, it is.