Target Announces Plans to Open New Store in Chicago Area in 2017

Target has announced plans to open a new store in the Chicago area next year.

The Minnesota-based company revealed it will open a new, flexible-format store in Oak Park as part of Elevate Oak Park, a new mixed-use project.

The new store will be located at the corner of Lake and Maple streets and is projected to open in October 2017.

“We are very excited to welcome Target to the heart of our downtown,” said Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu Taleb. “A retailer of Target’s reputation is an economic game changer not only for Oak Park, but also for our neighboring communities.”

The flexible-format stores are often placed in smaller locations with items tailored for local guests.

The Oak Park location will be about 22,000 square feet and will feature a grocery section, cosmetic products, men’s and women’s apparel, toys, sporting goods, home décor, and electronic and tech items. It will also include order pickup and Target mobile, the company said.

“Target is focused on adding flexible-format stores in the Chicago area to make it easier for more guests to shop at Target,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Properties, Target. “We look forward to providing the Oak Park community with a quick-trip shopping experience with product assortments that are unique to Target.”

There are currently four flexible-format stores in the Chicago area and the company plans to add three more locations in the city in 2017.

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