First Look: Target’s new stores emphasize convenience, safety

Marianne Wilson
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Target opened 32 new stores in 2021 — check out some of their features.

Of the new stores the discounter opened this year, 28 are small formats, with the spaces tailor-fit to serve customers from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. (A list of the locations is at end of article.)

With the growing popularity of its
same-day services, Target is continuing to expand the number of drive up spots featured at many its new stores. Once inside, more space has been built into the front of the building dedicated to order pickup, helping it serve customers faster.


target drive-up

Going Local
Target has built localized elements into its stores, from the design (a unique mural is painted on the inside of its location in Lihue Kauai, Hawaii) to the assortment (local sports team merchandise is featured in its store on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus.)


target mural

Enhancing Features to Shop Safely
The retailer has built in the latest in health and safety features in its newest locations, including additional space to accommodate social distancing, plexiglass shields at checkout lanes, contactless fixtures and helpful signage.

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Here is a list of the new stores Target opened in 2021.

  • Santa Monica Broadway and 5th Street, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
  • Hollywood Galaxy, 7021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
  • Brooklyn Bay Parkway, 8973-95 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
  • Portland Hollywood, 4030 NE Halsey Street, Portland, OR
  • Salt Lake City Sugar House, 2236 S 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Queens Jamaica Avenue, 160-08 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
  • Lawrence Five Towns, 345 Rockaway Turnpike, Lawrence, NY
  • Wilmington Prices Corner, 3240 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE
  • Jackson Heights, 40-25 82nd Street, Elmhurst, NY
  • Brooklyn Kings Highway, 5200 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY
  • Athens Broad Street, 127 E Broad Street, Athens, GA
  • Sacramento Midtown, 1707 J Street, Sacramento, CA
  • Denver University Hills Plaza, 2490 S Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO
  • Chicago River North, 630 N LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL
  • Raleigh Six Forks Road, 8701 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC
  • Manhattan Washington Heights, 601 W 181st Street, New York, NY
  • Encino Ventura Boulevard, 17401 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA
  • LA Bonnie Brae, 330 N Westlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
  • Upper West Side 98th and Columbus, 795 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY
  • Ann Arbor State Street, 231 S State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Glendale North Shore, 5701 N Lydell Avenue, Glendale, WI
  • Somers Point, 250 New Road, Somers Point, NJ
  • North Quincy T Station, 289 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA
  • Upper East Side 86th and Lex, 150 E 86th Street, New York, NY
  • Wynnewood, 250 E Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA
  • Lihue Kauai, 4303 Nawiliwili Road, Lihue, HI
  • Denver Lowry, 93 N Quebec Street, Denver, CO
  • Madison State Street, 610 State Street, Madison, WI
  • Moscow West Pullman Road, 2132 W Pullman Road, Moscow, ID
  • West Lebanon, 200 S Main Street, West Lebanon, NH
  • Fort Collins, Old Town, 460 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
  • Orlando Flamingo Crossings, 204 Ruby Red Place, Winter Garden, FL