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Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: December 8th, 2013, 8:46 pm
by RailBaronYarr
Or.. a small footprint City Target focusing on groceries and student supplies. BKV says 41k sqft, most City Targets are ~80k. Seems like the proximity to TargetHQ could make this a great testing ground.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: December 9th, 2013, 7:50 pm
by eazydp
I had been wondering why Target has yet to move on campus. It seems so logical, but now it is pretty saturated with two CVS and Walgreens.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 6:24 pm
by TheUrbanGopher
eazydp wrote:I had been wondering why Target has yet to move on campus. It seems so logical, but now it is pretty saturated with two CVS and Walgreens.
Well, looks like Target has been paying attention to our thoughts over here on UrbanMSP!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/busin ... share&_r=0

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 6:31 pm
by widin007
Damn I think im excited now, too bad the building is still such an eyesore.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 6:36 pm
by Anondson
Love this experimental concept. Hope it finds eventual success.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 6:46 pm
by twincitizen
Interesting that NY Times got the story and the local media still hasn't made a peep.

Also, frightening how correct RBY's post was.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 6:46 pm
by woofner
BIG BAD APT BUILDING! --- teeny tiny target!

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 7:58 pm
by mattaudio
Target AND an Express in one? In 20k sf? lol

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 16th, 2014, 8:37 pm
by RailBaronYarr
I think it's pretty telling that Walmart, bastion of urban retail in these United States, has had ultra small format stores since 2011, beating the hip and trendy Target by quite a while.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 1:21 am
by Didier
twincitizen wrote:Interesting that NY Times got the story and the local media still hasn't made a peep.
To be sure, it's quite likely that Target pr pitched this story to the New York Times because the company wanted to promote its new store format. I doubt a NYT muckraker stumbled upon this scoop while digging around locally.

You think/hope local media picks up the news on Friday, though.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 8:06 am
by go4guy
This is a brilliant idea for the expansion of Target. I can see a store like this doing well in Uptown, North Loop, Mill District, and obviously many areas of Chicago, New York, DC,.....

Hopefully this takes off and is very successful. Target needs a good boost right now.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 8:34 am
by min-chi-cbus
"Boost" maybe isn't the best term though, considering they just got boosted by some cyber-thieves... :oops:

See #4: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/boost?s=t&path=/

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 10:58 am
by lordmoke

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 11:08 am
by lordmoke
And from the Strib, opening date July 27:
http://www.startribune.com/business/240803311.html

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 11:55 am
by tab
Will this Target store be instead of the initial grocery store proposal, or in addition to it?

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 12:12 pm
by Wedgeguy
Not for sure, but I would say they are going into the grocery space. I think that was the only space that is that large when they developed the plans.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 12:48 pm
by twincitizen
The grocery store pulled out, but a baby Target was conceived.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 2:02 pm
by go4guy
twincitizen wrote:The grocery store pulled out, but a baby Target was conceived.
IALTO

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 2:16 pm
by nordeast homer
Depending how that store performs I could see this being a nice model for Target going into tight urban areas and college campuses.

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Posted: January 17th, 2014, 2:30 pm
by go4guy
Agreed. This would be a great concept for Uptown, North Loop, Mill City, downtown St Paul, Grand Ave and similar places in other cities. Has potential.