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Saks off-shoot opening in Bridgeport

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High Five
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saks Fifth Ave. is in the process of closing its location in downtown Portland, but shoppers will soon be able to find a variation of the retailer outside the city.

Off 5th, a discount store along the lines of Nordstrom Rack, will open in Bridgeport Village in early September.

The early September opening may soften the blow to Saks shoppers mourning the loss of the upscale department store's closure in downtown Portland. Saks announced in late March that its 60,000-square-foot main store will close July 31, while the 23,000-square-foot men's store across the street closed earlier this week. Men's goods will be in the main store through July.

"It wasn't a great fit with Portland even before the economy," Julia Bentley, a Saks spokeswoman, said at the time. She also said the decision to close was based on the fact its lease expired this year and that it wasn't meeting the company's "profitability standards."

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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