Urban store measures about 26,000 square feet
NEW YORK — Target Corp. opened a store in New York’s East Village neighborhood on Wednesday. The 26,000-square-foot outlet is the first of three stores Target plans to open in the area this year.
The retailer is set to open a store in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood in August, and one in Selden, N.Y. (about 43 miles east of the city on Long Island) in the fall. Target is also remodeling 15 New York area stores this year, as part of an effort to renovate more than 1,000 stores nationwide by the end of 2020.
Target opened its first store in the greater New York City area in 1997 and now operates 76 stores in the market.
The East Village store has two stories. Near the entrance are nine self-checkout stations and four staffed registers and a counter for online order pickups. Behind that is a mural painted by a local artist. The first floor also houses the women’s apparel department as well as the Market section, which includes fresh produce, grab-and-go food items and a large beer selection.
Escalators and elevators take shoppers to the lower level, where they will find the baby, beauty, over-the-counter, personal care and men’s wear departments, along with household supplies and school and office products.