It’s safe to say that Manhattan has no shortage when it comes to storefronts and retailers that offer just about anything you could ever want.
However, Manhattanites are right in complaining about the lack of large-scale department and chain stores within a reasonable distance, mainly due to expensive rent prices and the pure lack of space and square footage.
But it looks like one America’s most-beloved retailers is coming to one of Manhattan’s hottest spots — Target will be opening a new storefront near Columbus Circle.
Senior Vice President of Properties for Target, Mark Schindele, said of the new location in a statement:
“Located in a premier shopping hub of Manhattan, this store will serve Midtown West and Upper West Side guests, as well as meet the on-the-go needs of Central Park visitors and Columbus Circle shoppers.”
This will mark the 28th Target store in New York City but the first targeting residents of both the Upper West Side and Midtown West.
The 61st and Broadway location will be a ‘small format’ store, meaning it will occupy around 40,000 square feet as opposed to the standard 130,000 square feet that most Target stores are in size.)
The new location is aiming to employ about 160 workers and is set to open by the end of the second quarter in 2019, as part of Target’s plan to open 130 more ‘small format’ stores by the end of that year.