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Nordstrom announces two new stores; one’s at The Galleria

Nordstrom logoThe hopes and dreams of area fashionistas were granted last week as Seattle-based Nordstrom announced that they had signed a letter of intent to open their first store in Alabama at The Riverchase Galleria. The announcement was one of two from the high-end department store on the day. They also announced plans to open a second Nordstrom in Minneapolis, MN; the company also operates a Nordstrom and a Nordstrom Rack at the Mall of America.

The folks at General Growth Properties must be extremely excited, as both of the new locations are in shopping centers owned by the publicly traded, Chicago-based company. The lucky cities may have to wait for a while before they can enjoy their new shopping destinations: the 143,000 square foot store at The Galleria is scheduled to open by Spring 2012; the folks in Minneapolis don’t have to wait quite as long for their new 172,000 square foot store at Ridgedale Center (Fall 2011). In both cases, the stores may open earlier.

Two chances to see “It’s A Thick Book” tonight

Tonight folks have two opportunities to learn more about “the longest, biggest, heaviest constitution in the world” at screenings of “It’s a Thick Book,” an entertaining and informative documentary on the subject.

The Hoover High School Auditorium will show the documentary at 6:30 p.m. while Mountain Brook High School‘s Fine Arts Center will present it at 7:00 p.m.

Check out this trailer for the film:

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It’s less than hour long and is a good introduction to the issue of reforming the state’s constitution.

If you can’t go, you can always watch the video online by clicking here.

USA vs. China at the Reg July 25

The 2007 USA Baseball national team will play the national team from the People’s Republic of China at Regions Park (formerly the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium) on July 25 beginning at 7:05 p.m. The game will be the third played as part of the inaugural International Friendship Series being held throughout southeastern United States this summer. It is also the third international exhibition game ever played at the Reg. Continue reading