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Target Set for 61 Grand Openings

Target Corp. said on Thursday that it is opening 61 stores in 23 states on Sunday.

Target Corp. said on Thursday that it is opening 61 stores in 23 states on Sunday.

The states and the grand openings include: Alabama (2); Arizona (4); California (8); Colorado (2); Connecticut (1); Florida (7); Georgia (3); Illinois (2); Massachusetts (3); Michigan (1); Minnesota (5); Missouri (1); North Carolina (1); Nebraska (1); New Jersey (1); New York (1); Ohio (5); Pennsylvania (1); Tennessee (1); Texas (5); Virginia (3); Washington (2), and Wisconsin (1).

The company said that on Sunday, with the grand openings, Minneapolis-based Target will serve “guests” at 1,591 stores in 47 states nationwide. The discounter, which opened its first store in 1962, also said it gives back more than $3 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. The retailer also is involved in local volunteerism through Target Volunteers, which emphasizes its 44-year tradition of community involvement.