Target to open in landmark Chicago building, to call small-format locations CityTarget

Minneapolis -- Target Corp. said Tuesday it will open a small-format store in an historic Chicago building constructed in 1899 to house a department store. The national landmark, designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan, was home to the Carson Pirie Scott department store from 1904 to 2007. The retailer also announced that its small-format locations across the United States will be named CityTarget, including the store in Chicago.

Target said it will lease 124,000 sq. ft. over two floors in the building on State Street. Just 54,000 sq. ft. will be selling space.

The new store is slated to open in 2012.

“Target is honored to open a CityTarget on State Street,” said John Griffith, executive VP property development, Target. “We look forward to preserving this Chicago treasure and blending in with the building’s aesthetic.

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