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?