Oh, happy day. Center City will soon have not one, but two Target stores. There's the Target Express tentatively planned for the Boyd Theater site at 19th and Chestnut, and now: a 19,000-square-foot shop planned for 'sleepy ol' Chestnut Street east of Broad,' an area now in a veritable tizzy of development.
The Target store at 12th and Chestnut Streets, set to open July 2016, will operate in the long-defunct Oppenheim Collins department store, as part of a new development via Brickstone that is set to include 112 rental apartments and 90,000 square feet of retail.
Via a company press release, the "location will be the second flexible format Target store in Philadelphia, opening in the same month as the previously announced Rittenhouse Square store." The store "will feature a customized assortment for local guests, including, among other features: a selection of pharmacy, over-the-counter and personal care products to cater to nearby hospital visitors and employees, and also an assortment of apparel."
· Now That's More Like it! New Boyd Plans Include Tiny Target [Curbed Philly]
· Target confirms it will open store at 12th and Chestnut in 2016 [Philly.com]
· Forgotten Chestnut Street [Hidden City]
· Curbed Philly Gallery Mall archives