Downtown Target debuts Wednesday; West Loop outpost set to open in October
Company now taking applications for store at Jackson and Aberdeen
07/20/2012 5:13 PM
The brand-new Target store is scheduled to open in the heart of downtown Chicago next week, but another store in the West Loop is opening up close behind it.
Dubbed CityTarget, the store at the intersection of State and Madison streets will open to the public Wednesday, July 25. Located in the Louis Sullivan Center, the store replaces what was once Carson Pirie Scottís flagship store.
CityTarget will be more compact than most stores, spread out across two floors.
Just less than two miles away, Target is nearing completion on its new full-size West Loop outpost at Jackson and Aberdeen streets. A spokeswoman for Target said the store is scheduled to open on Oct. 14.
When Target broke ground on the West Loop store last November, Ald. Bob Fiorettiís office said it would feature a full grocery section, a pharmacy, a health clinic, a Starbucks, 30 bike racks, and a 384-space parking garage.
In an email from the West Loop Community Organization, Target said itís now looking to hire managers and team members for the store.
In Fiorettiís email last year, his office said Target would provide 175 to 225 total jobs, a quarter of which would be full-time positions. Both full and part-time employees will be eligible for benefits.