Despite rumours, Target is not expanding to front doors of Charlottetown Mall
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Charlottetown's Target store will not expand past the current Zellers footprint in the Charlottetown Mall, says mall administration.
No major changes are in store for the Charlottetown Mall, despite rumours to the contrary.
Susan Campbell, property administrator with the mall, said Thursday Target will not be expanding out to the main doors of the mall.
The rumour has been making the rounds lately on social media sites and mall administration has been fielding questions on it.
"There are lots of rumours and people keep coming to us,'' Campbell said.
Zellers will be closing in March when renovations will begin for Target but work won't be going past the existing Zellers footprint. It measures 108,000 square feet.
"That's not what's happening. There really aren't any major, major changes going to be happening. We're hoping that we get to fix up our mall a little bit more but other than that (no changes).''
About the only thing that looks different inside the main doors is that Eastlink has removed its kiosk and is now operating out of a larger location down by the Mount Edward Road entrance.
"They moved because we were told that they wanted to get into selling cellphones so that's why they wanted a bigger showroom area."
Zellers plans on holding a liquidation sale for the last three months of its operation so expect prices to get slashed before Christmas.
Target's website says the department store in the Charlottetown Mall will be opening winter 2013 but it's looking more like the opening will happen in November next year.
Target will look quite a bit different than Zellers. More than $10 million is going into renovations.
"They've had their engineers . . . just going over all the logistics of construction and how they're going to start,'' Campbell said.