Friday, November 04, 2005

Nordstrom: ebar, Bistro N

This item might coulda been posted yestidday; but let’s not be bitter (cuz it'd be in bad taste to dwell on the ineffectuality of Nordstrom’s corp comm. dept. – er, oops). OK, so on Nov 11, a new Nordstrom will open in Dallas’ tony NorthPark Ctr. It has two food spots (about which more details might've been posted here, had those corp-comm boobs returned their #$%! phone calls). But here's what we got:

1. e-bar. An espresso bar, one that sposedly stocks Starbucks coffee prods. which would be of obvious interest

2. Bistro N. A New Concept. First of its kind in the Nord chain. Display kitchen+bar. "Open extended hours & accessible from outside" (quoted material from Nord’s corp comm. gee, thanks a bunch, guys).

11 Comments:

At November 04, 2005 9:27 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

I think I will wait a while before trying to brave the crowds.

Michael Brown, on the other hand, will probably be the first at the grand opening...

From his e-mails during the time of Katrina, courtesy Knight Ridder Tribune wire:

The e-mails indicate, however, that Brown had many other things on his mind. On the morning that the storm hit, Cindy Taylor, FEMA's deputy director of public affairs, told Brown he looked "fabulous" during a TV appearance and complimented him on his shirt.

Brown joked that he was a "fashion god" and responded: "I got it at Nordstrom's. ... Are you proud of me? Can I quit now? Can I come home now?"

 
At November 04, 2005 9:34 AM, Anonymous tg said...

i saw that email chain. what a d*ck. my most inane email exchanges are more profound than the emptiness rattling around in his head.

 
At November 04, 2005 10:45 AM, Blogger Ron said...

You must admire, however, Michael Brown's intense interest in dining and restaurants, especially those in Baton Rouge, La., in the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The best written of the emails came from Marty Bahamonde, public affairs officer for FEMA, who was the sole FEMA official holed up in New Orleans' sordid Superdome and was BlackBerried a missive from Brown's aide in Baton Rouge that the FEMA director really couldn't be bothered because restaurants were busy and he had to wait in line.

Bahamonde's thumbs retorted back: "I just ate an MRE and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants."

Brilliance in the face of adversity!

 
At November 04, 2005 10:59 AM, Anonymous tg said...

so let's see, michael brown is into food, fashion - don't tell me he's my kind of guy after all?

 
At November 04, 2005 11:05 AM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

i didn't know nordstrom used child slave labor to make their espresso. what an ingenious idea!

 
At November 04, 2005 11:18 AM, Anonymous shopaholic said...

Nordstrom started out as a lowly shoe store.

 
At November 04, 2005 11:30 AM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

TG, I could be wrong but I'm getting the distinct impression you're dissatisfied with the PR team at Nordstrom.

 
At November 04, 2005 11:30 AM, Anonymous afrikana bambino said...

me 9. me foam all de day. me foam you tripple half-caf latte after me next brake on tuesday. after shoe work. please send driver liscence numbe and social security before that time.

 
At November 04, 2005 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there a Starbucks in the NorthPark mall arleady?

 
At November 04, 2005 2:44 PM, Blogger BK said...

Since Nordie's Galleria store has their own coffee bar, with their own coffee and "distinctive" drink names and cups, I wonder if this means they change too?

Something doesn't add up here with the Sbux stuff. Nordies is very strict about brand identity-type consistencies.

 
At December 19, 2005 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone who has not been to Bistro N you should go now while there aren’t a lot of people that know about it, the best time to come is after 5pm, that’s when the crowd dies down.

 

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