West Loop Target store update
07/13/2011 10:00 PM
The West Loop Target store is set to break ground this month at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Aberdeen Street, according to Ald. Bob Fioretti.
The store is scheduled to open in a year, with its grand opening in July 2012, Fioretti said during a town hall meeting held at the Merit School of Music in the West Loop.
Itíll provide 175 to 225 total jobs, a quarter of which will be full-time positions, he said.
Fioretti said the first day of the storeís job fair will be exclusively for 2nd Ward residents.
Target purchased the vacant, nearly four-acre site between Jackson, Van Buren, Aberdeen and an alley, last July for more than $9.3 million. A previous developerís ambitious plans for hundreds of new condominiums and retail space at the property withered as the economy and housing market began its tumble in 2008.
The storeís design was altered last year from a brick-centric design to a more glass-centric one after protests from community groups.