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With all the talk of Walmart coming into the area, it’s spurred even more activity. Although Target’s making no claims of “keeping up with the Jones,” or in this case, “Walmart”, their push to add an expanded grocery section is certainly a plan to keep them ahead. The Walmart that is being installed adjacent to Target, right across Powell Adams Road, is rumored to have a significant grocery area including produce and meats – although nothing official has been announced.
What we can expect at Target.
Target already has a pretty good grocery section. It is certainly not Publix (or a Walmart Supercenter for that matter), but our family’s spontaneous needs can typically be met there. They have milk, eggs, deli meats, some frozen foods, ice cream, cereal, chips, coffee, bread and tons of other essentials, and it’s all very fairly priced. Shoot, we often do our grocery shopping there.
With the reorganization they’re adding fresh produce and meats and expanding on the other item types they already carry. This will make them more of a one-stop shop and should bring in more grocery shoppers. If it’s decent produce, it’ll draw our family in, along with countless others.
Target is also getting remodeled.
Just less than 5 years after opening, they’re giving the inside a significant overhaul. You may have noticed the circus-tent-looking structure to the side of the building, next to the retired garden center – that’s the staging area for the work being done.
Expect new paint inside, new end cap designs, new isle layouts, isle shifts and a fresh new look.
When it’ll be complete.
Timing is everything right? The new Walmart hasn’t even broke ground yet, much less begun moving dirt. But the remodeled Target, groceries, and produce should be complete by mid-March. Employees are expecting things to be ready for spring break. This is well suited for what is projected to be, again, the busiest rental season ever. As we just learned, last year broke records, if 2012 is better, then we’ll break more records.
What are your thoughts on the new Target? Do you think it’ll compete with whatever Walmart puts in? Would you shop there?