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New Target store set to open this month

By Narissa Tooks | Staff Reporter
On July 10, 2018


The new Target store on West Tennessee Street


Last Aug. 7, almost a year ago, Coliseum, a club on West Tennessee Street, closed after five years of business. Set to take its place is a new Target store that is expected to open up for business sometime this month.

The Target store is going to be a mini-store of about 20,000 square feet, so it will be much smaller than most Target supercenters, which tend to be around 130,000 square feet.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, inside of this new Target there will be sections for produce, apparel, accessories and home décor, including dorm and apartment needs. There will also be a Starbucks inside of the store.

The store is going to be more geared toward the college students in the area, considering its proximity to FSU. The new Target is located in the Varsity Plaza on West Tennessee Street just east of High Road.

West Tennessee Street is usually booming with high traffic and it is expected that the store will receive a great amount of business.

There are also many apartment complexes on and near West Tennessee Street, so it would be a very convenient shopping location for people within the community.

 The store will also be providing employment opportunities for people in Tallahassee. In May, the store announced that it would be employing 70 people and it also hosted a hiring event on May 24 earlier this year. If you are interested in applying for a job at Target follow this link:

The new Target store is set to open on July 22. It is the third Target in Tallahassee. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, this will also “be Target’s second small-format store in Florida.”




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