Target building an urban footprint

  • Article by: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 21, 2012 - 2:27 PM

With suburbs awash with big boxes, the discount retailer is chasing growth in the centers of cities like Chicago.

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west336Jul. 22, 12 8:13 AM

Great, now open one up in Uptown and another along University Ave or downtown St. Paul next.

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ubetcha101Jul. 22, 12 9:21 AM

Thank You Target for the great fireworks at the Aquatennial. SWEET

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inchicagoJul. 22, 1211:16 AM

Hi - while it's not great to repeat Target's own points about how good this is for the city center with no counter-point, you also failed to note that Target has several locations in the city of Chicago already that are thoroughly surburbanized. The Target near me is four miles from downtown yet features an enormous ground-level parking lot and, in addition, a parking garage. Please "CityTarget" the neighborhoods, too, Target, not just the splashy downtown.

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twincitizen1Jul. 22, 12 1:30 PM

Target has four locations in Minneapolis-St.Paul, ONE of which is 'urban'. The Eastside, Midway, & Lake Street locations all have enormous parking lots, two of which are located on light rail lines. As more customers use transit to shop at Target, I hope they will consider selling off some of that unused parking space for new development. Furthermore, I'd love to see a true urban Target at Nicollet-Lake, when that abysmal K-Mart is torn down and Nicollet reopened.

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snoebirdJul. 22, 12 6:56 PM

The story's references to "L" trains are humorous. They're El trains, short for elevated.

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davehougJul. 24, 1211:32 AM

Sounds like a great plan. Make a stop twice a week on the commute home versus every two weeks filling up a SUV.

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angelanimsJul. 30, 12 9:16 AM

Wrong, snoebird. It IS called the "L." Check out the city of Chicago's own websites.

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