Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Right on Target!

Target is coming and I have it on good authority that it's not too off in the near future. Looks like the Target store will be opening way ahead of schedule. I remember when they first said they were building this Target, which is located off Thomas and Illinois Road last year. They estimated it would open in 2009. I for one was excited it was going to open and give us another choice in the neighborhood, but couldn't believe it was two years out. Surprise! It's slated to open if everything goes according to plans next month! Although the wall says October 12TH, plans at this time due to being ahead on construction may see it open as early as the second week of September. Can you believe it. September 2008 we may be able to all start shopping in the new Target. At least that is unless they decide to hold off the the October 12TH date for bunkum. The store is approximately 127,000 square feet. Now I have been past it several times. I am always out there. To tell you the truth I'm a little surprised at the way they have the store facing. They don't have it facing Illinois Road which is the main drag. Rather they have opted to turn it facing the Lowe's store across the street from it. Oh and some other good news... There is a Gordman's Discount Store slated to open up in this new plaza as well. Name for the new plaza, originally it was slated to be named Gateway Crossing, but has been changed to Orchard Crossing. So are you excited about a new Target? How do you think it will affect the sales of Walmarts and Meijer?

3 comments:

ida said...

i think its smart to have it facing lowes. i shop both and for people coming out of lowes they might want to stop by the target on the way home. i think it will give walmart and meijer a run for their money clothing wise. my daughter gets alot of her clothing at target and burlington coat factory. they even have good prices on their flat screen tv's and dvd players. i am more of a target girl myself. but the food is still cheaper at walmart. but on the other hand i have more of a selection of bath products at target. whenever we vacation we try to go to both walmart and target in other towns becouse the selections are sometimes different. like right out of disney in kissamee florida their target has a hugh selection of disney products when you enter the store. after going to that target their really isnt a reason to spend alot of money at disney.

Cathy said...

Target opening early is the best news ever. We've been waiting for a SW Target for DECADES. Goodbye Wal-mart, Hello Target!

Sheila said...

Amen to that Cathy!