Target Sets State Street Opening Date

The 124,000-square-foot store opens this summer

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    Target has picked an opening date for its new State Street location.

    The two-floor, 124,000-square-foot store opens July 29 in the old Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building at 1 S. State St., according to Crain's Chicago Business.

    The store will be roughly the size of most other Chicago stores and will include a pharmacy, groceries, apparel, accessories, toys, sporting goods and electronics spread across two floors. The first floor also will include a Pret a Manger eatery, Crain's reports.

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    Big box retailer taking over 125,00 square foot space vacated by Carson Pirie Scott in 2007.

    Differences from suburban stores include smaller checkout lanes and carts, as well as no dedicated or discounted parking. There will be a loading zone on Madison Street, though.

    Designers toned down the store's traditional red coloring with white-and-gray tones. Architects also say the store's design gave a nod to the building's history.

    The discount chain had been eying the historic Loop space for more than a year before announcing its lease early last year.