Target to open small-format store in Chicago landmark

    Target to open small-format store in Chicago landmark


    -based has recently announced the launch of a new store in Chicago. The small-format store will be the first store in a US historic landmark – the newly restored Carson Pirie Scott building, now known as Sullivan Centre. The store will open in 2012 and create about 200 jobs locally.

    The company also announced that its small-format locations across the US will be named CityTarget, to include the store in Chicago. “I applaud Target for bringing this urban store concept to Chicago, as well as the new jobs and economic opportunity this store will create,” said Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley. “Target will be an important addition to State Street, one of Chicago’s most important retail centres, and will be located in one of the city’s most architecturally significant buildings.”

    CityTarget will offer guests the convenience of one-stop shopping with affordable fresh food, apartment essentials, on-trend fashions and exclusive designer collections.

    “Target is honoured to open a CityTarget on State Street,” said John Griffith, executive vice president, property development, Target. “We look forward to preserving this Chicago treasure and blending in with the building’s aesthetic. A hallmark of Target is our flexibility in store design, which allows us to bring high-quality products at great values to our urban guests.”

    Target currently has 10 other stores in the City of Chicago.

    – IndiaRetailing Bureau