Last week, workers removed the sidewalk bridge and scaffolding at 500 E. 14th St. at Avenue A... providing a good look at the storefront that will house the Target small-format store...
According to the Target news room, the store in the base of Extell's 7-floor residential complex will open next summer. A few details via Target:
Approx. 27,000 sq. ft. over two levels.
Merchandise includes men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, home, food (with grab-and-go selection spanning sandwiches, salads, beverages and more), health and beauty and electronics assortment.
Services offered: Target Mobile and Order Pickup.
As reluctant as I am to welcome Target to the neighborhood, I do welcome the removal of the scaffolding with open arms (and nostrils). I was getting extremely sick of walking through that seemingly-endless piss tunnel.
Why food Target??? Why? Gross. What braintrust at Target thought processed plastic food in this location, a food capital of the city, would work? Not to mention all the savvy and savvier food consumers. Whose running downstairs to target for quick take out or to go? No one.
All that red and bulls-eye nonsense is going to be a constant reminder of a store sticking out like a sore thumb. Sadly, can't expect anything less from a development like this, needing an "anchor tenant" to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to support itself in all its babylon f***ery.
You hit your pun quota early this week... Look for a little something extra in the ol' paycheck!
I see no reason why this Target won't hit the mark, the neighborhood's demographic is that most people have shopped with this company than that have not. I went to the one in Brooklyn when my sister lived over 10 years ago. I see this a big threat to delis in the area regarding household products, laundry detergent, pet food, paper towels, etc... Since few of us have the room to buy bulk this might take away the appeal of shopping for certain things at Target but when you go to Target (and you will) think about if it is worth losing a family run deli to save 10 cents on toilet paper?
I'm looking forward to their nicely embalmed salads and sandwiches.
They certainly curated their sales offerings to reflect local tastes and needs, since there's nowhere to get anything to eat anywhere in the neighborhood.
That's my new nonsensicial meaningless word I type whenever I read a facepalming article like this.
Agree with the first commenter. The endless piss tunnel feels like a sick joke at times, especially when it is flooded.
You know, there was a Woolworths on that block for decades, and no one complained about that particular national chain store.
woolworths was low story, unobtrusive and an almost charming anachronism. thank god no trader joes made it in there or we'd have big, huge 16 wheeler semi trucks unloading on that stretch of block all day & night like they do over on 3rd Ave.
See if it lasts... Amazon buying target after Whole Foods
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