TARGET CONFIRMS OPENINGS SLATED FOR VIRGINIA AND BUFFALO IN 1996
Byline: Carol Emert
WASHINGTON — Filling in a few more details of Target’s move into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast next year, officials said Wednesday the discounter will open two stores in Virginia in March and four units in Buffalo in October.
Overall, Target plans to open 24 stores in Virginia and Maryland in 1996, the officials said at a news conference at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel here. Most details of the move were carried in these pages Dec. 6. Tom Sands, Target’s regional senior vice president, called the mid-Atlantic expansion “just a start.” He declined to estimate the number of stores Target plans for the region.
Target units in Dale City and Fredericksburg, Va., are expected to open in March. The Dale City Target and four undisclosed units in the Washington area will be modeled on the 127,000-square-foot Target Greatland format, which has wider aisles, better lighting and larger assortments than the smaller, conventional Target units.
Target’s schedule calls for July openings in Westminster, Germantown, White Marsh, Belair, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Bowie, Largo and Waldorf, Md., and Sterling, Chester, Colonial Heights, Hampton and Chesapeake, Va.
In October, the discounter expects to open stores in Owings Mills, Ellicott City, Columbia and Aberdeen, Md., and three units in Richmond and one in Norfolk, Va.
— Fairchild News Service