"As we get closer to opening the store, we'll have more specific details to share – including how the shopping experience will be tailored to serve local guests," a Target spokesperson said. This outpost has been in the making for three-plus years.
In February 2020, news broke (via the Post) that Target had signed a lease for a 33,000-square-foot store here. The current tenant, Food Emporium, had a lease until April 2023. Ultimately, the grocer shut down early — in May 2021.
As previously noted, the space that was once pub-crawl hotspot SideBar on the SW corner of 15th Street and Irving Place is now part of the retailer's footprint.
The 27,000-square-foot Target, a few blocks to the east on 14th Street and Avenue A, opened in July 2018.
And the Oct. 22 Target launch comes four days after the expected debut of Wegmans on Astor Place.