Target announces Uptown store

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Uptown is swapping Cheapo for Target at the northwest corner of Lake & Fremont. Target has announced plans to open a new store on the site in October 2017.

The store would encompass 21,400 square feet on the ground floor of a new apartment building. The City Council approved plans last summer for a building reaching up to seven stories (91.6 feet) with office space and 125 apartments.

The “flexible format” store designed for smaller spaces will feature apparel, home products that cater to apartments and condos, an assortment of groceries, baby items and a pharmacy. Target has opened similar stores in Dinkytown and St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.

“Flexible-format stores are a priority for Target and guests have responded well to having these customized stores available in areas where they previously couldn’t have been opened before,” said Target spokesperson Kristy Welker in a statement.

The project includes two floors of underground parking with 161 spaces. Welker said the store will have 23 allotted spaces, and parking will be free the first hour to Target guests.

Cheapo Discs has relocated to 26th & Nicollet. Booksmart, previously located below Cheapo, went out of business last summer.