THE WOODLANDS -

The Houston area's fourth Nordstrom store is coming to The Woodlands.

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a full-line store at The Woodlands Mall. The two-level, 138,000 square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2014.

"We feel very fortunate that this space became available at a terrific location like The Woodlands Mall, and our hope is that adding a store here will make it easier and more convenient for more customers to shop with us," said Erik Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom, Inc.

The Woodlands Mall is located north of Houston and has 1.3 million square feet of retail space. Nordstrom will build a brand new store at the site where Sears is currently located.

Nordstrom operates three stores in the Houston area including a full-line store at the Houston Galleria, Nordstrom Rack at Centre at Post Oak, and the Market at Town Center Rack in Sugar Land.