Target Express store in Minneapolis

Target Express store in Minneapolis

At last night’s worksession, staff told us that the chain store Target will open its smaller “express” version in the  Landmark development (formerly the Book Exchange) in College Park.

According to this report, the discount retailer, which opened its first TargetExpress store last July on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, and was planning to open two such stores in greater Washington and one in Chicago, on top of five other openings previously announced for 2015, bringing the total to 9 stores. Beyond this year, Target is also looking into expanding the TargetExpress concept in greater Philadelphia and in Los Angeles, as well as additional such stores in metro Washington, San Francisco and Chicago.

Target says it’s Express stores offer guests a convenient stop for essentials with a quick trip experience that is distinctly Target. TargetExpress locations typically offer an edited assortment that is locally relevant to meet urban guests’ quick trip wants and needs at an everyday value. For example, this store could include TargetExpress features such as grab and go food options, a full Beauty department and a Pharmacy.

The specific offering at the College Park TargetExpress will be determined as construction gets underway.

The student housing (with 829 beds) Landmark development is expected to have 13,844 SF of retail. It’s expected to open in  Summer this year.