Eligible projects must have been completed in the last five years: June 1, 2012 – January 31, 2017.)You might nominate a planning or advocacy effort, or an outstanding construction project or, a new category this year, new construction in a historic district.
One look around and there can be no argument that when Nordstrom opens its big glass doors to the public on Sept.
And it’s a candy shop and an espresso bar on the first floor, an open cocktail lounge with big-screen TVs on the second and a 186-seat restaurant with an exhibition kitchen overlooking the Vancouver Art Gallery on the third.
Nordstrom also brings to town its strong sense of self, trading on more than a century of renowned customer service and selection, of shopping as an experience not a chore, that retail ethic dating to 1901 when founder John Nordstrom opened his little shoe shop in Seattle and then, in 1930, the first Nordstrom department store in Seattle.(And, yes, the Vancouver store is all about the shoes: there are five shoe departments, three of them for women.)Today, there are close to 300 Nordstrom stores.
(Note: National Register eligibility is no longer a requirement, given that so many places in the commonwealth have not yet been surveyed.
All work must demonstrate good preservation practices.