Last night, NPR ran a piece about Target and WalMart’s new store layouts used in some urban locations. One mentioned is in the Uptown area of Chicago, which appears to be similar to the downtown Minneapolis store’s layout (2-story with parking underneath, corner entrance).
Regarding a Target with a more traditional layout in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Chicago, a Target customer shared this thought:
“I love Target; I’m not going to lie,” she says.” I’m in there every week. But they’re soul stealers from communities like these. … I mean, look at this. Does this have any spin, any flavor, any style by any criteria?”
If WalMart is the retailer people love to hate, is Target the retailer people hate to love?