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Nordstrom Rack, Wokcano, Hopdoddy Burget Bar open at The Market Place

Nordstrom Rack, Wokcano, Hopdoddy Burger Bar and California Fish Grill set to open at The Market Place

Nordstrom Rack opens its doors late August, along with three new restaurants

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (August 8, 2016) — Summer is bringing plenty of fresh new shopping and dining choices to The Market Place, a 165-acre lifestyle shopping center that straddles Tustin and Irvine on Jamboree Road.

“The Market Place continues to evolve with another wave of new arrivals to the center,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Whether you’re hunting for that fashion find or going out for a great meal with family and friends, you’ll find it all here at The Market Place.”

Nordstrom Rack opens its doors at 9 a.m. on Aug. 26 but will have pre-opening festivities at 8 a.m. with music, breakfast treats and more. Customers who come on opening day will also have the chance to win one of 30 $100 gift cards or a $1,000 gift card with early access to the store.

The approximately 32,500-square-foot store is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories, and shoes at an everyday savings of 30- to 70-percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and and specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. Nordstrom Rack will be on the Tustin side of The Market Place, near REI and Best Buy.

Other openings this month include:

  • Wokcano’s, set to open Aug. 9, will feature fresh sushi and creative maki rolls, as well as modern riffs on traditional Asian fare. The restaurant and lounge will feature a sushi bar, a full menu of modern Asian cuisine and a cocktail bar. Additionally, exclusive new menu items to the Tustin location include housemade xiao long bao or soup dumplings (with pork or chicken), as well as an extensive raw seafood bar. Wokcano is next to California Pizza Kitchen.
  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar, the fresh burger and beer eatery from Austin, Texas, is slated to open on the Irvine side of The Market Place late August. Hailed as one of the “The Best Burgers in America” by Food & Wine, Hopdoddy is committed to using the freshest, all-natural ingredients available and grinds hormone-free, antibiotic-free Black Angus beef in-house. The popular burger spot opened its first Orange County location last year at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
  • California Fish Grill brings fresh seafood from around the world, prepared just the way you want. Grilled, charbroiled or fried—offered in a taco, wrap or on a plate, its menu of seafood offerings, including scallops, salmon, catfish and ahi,will satisfy anyone’s palate. California Fish Grill will open on the Irvine side of the center.

The latest openings at The Market Place come on the heels of other recent new additions, including Urban Plates, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery and Nekter Juice Bar.

About The Market Place
One of Southern California’s most popular shopping centers, The Market Place is a 165-acre regional lifestyle shopping center known for offering the best-in-class in a variety of retail categories, including electronics, home furnishings and décor, sporting goods and more. Conveniently located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, the center straddles the cities of Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place features more than 120 stores and notable restaurants, including Best Buy, Target, Orange County’s largest REI, the country’s largestSee’s Candies, TAPS Fish Market & Brewery, Taco Rosa, G Burger, Bonefish Grill, Veggie Grill and Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill. For more information, please visit