A large crowd gathered early this morning for the grand opening of the new Nordstrom Rack store in Brandon, Fla. Festivities began at 8 a.m. with breakfast, coffee, music and a raffle for 30 $100 gift cards and one $1,000 shopping spree. The store opened its doors to the public at 9 a.m. 

The 32,700-square-foot store offers clearance merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com, as well as other items purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack stores. Customers can find designer apparel, accessories and shoes at 30 to 70 percent off regular prices. The new location at Lake Brandon Plaza also offers on-site alterations, as well as its own app and mobile check-out service. 

White-Spunner Construction began building this $2.6 million store earlier this year, completing construction in just five months. This is the third store WSC has built for Nordstrom, Inc., including two other Nordstrom Rack stores in Birmingham, Ala. and Naples, Fla.