Nordstrom Rack, Sprouts, new T.J.Maxx coming to Bakersfield

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The Shops at River Walk is seen in a photo from developer Castle & Cooke.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Nordstrom Rack, Sprouts Farmers Market and T.J.Maxx have stores planned for a southwest Bakersfield development.

Nordstrom announced its new location Tuesday and mentioned Sprouts and T.J.Maxx in its press release, along with "two soon-to-be named national tenants" at The Shops at River Walk development off Stockdale Highway.

The Shops at River Walk - a planned 48-acre, 500,000-square-foot mixed use development - currently has Target, P.F. Chang's, California Pizza Kitchen and other shops and dining options.

The new Nordstrom Rack will be the company's first location in Bakersfield. Nordstrom Rack offers merchandise at discounts up to 70 percent off regular price.

The 35,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2015.

"We have a lot of stores in California, but until now we haven't had the opportunity to serve customers in Bakersfield," Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack, said in the news release. "This additional location will make it more convenient for customers who have been driving over 100 miles to shop with us. We look forward to bringing them a local store that will offer many of the same great brands we carry at Nordstrom but at significant savings."

The Shops at River Walk is developed by Castle & Cooke.

"We are extremely pleased and excited to have Nordstrom Rack coming to Bakersfield and joining our line-up at The Shops at River Walk," Scott Thayer, senior vice president for Castle & Cooke, said in the news release. "Teaming Nordstrom Rack, T.J.Maxx, Sprouts Farmers Market, and two soon-to-be named national tenants with Target and the other current stores will certainly add to the popularity of the center and a shopping experience that offers a wide breadth of products and services."

T.J.Maxx already has a Bakersfield store, at 3412 Ming Ave.

This will be the first Bakersfield location for Phoenix-based Sprouts.