Published on October 28, 2013
Bonnie Bruce, her son Ben and daughters Julie and Jill, of Souris, walk past the new Target store in the Charlottetown Mall that is set to open in the near future. Bruce says she is looking forward to the opening of the store and plans to shop there.
Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Published on September 17, 2013
Target Canada opened stores in the Mic Mac Mall, Bayers Lake, and Bedford Place Mall in Nova Scotia Tuesday.
TC Media photo by Crystal Fogarty
Target says the Charlottetown Mall store will open Nov. 13
A target date has been announced for one of the most widely anticipated retail store openings in years in Prince Edward Island.
Target has announced its store at 670 University Avenue in the Charlottetown Mall will open Nov. 13.
The Charlottetown Mall store will be one of 33 additional Canadian store locations opening in November.
“The final store openings for this year mark a major milestone in Target’s history,” said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada.
“The goal for our Canadian expansion was to open 124 stores across all 10 provinces in 2013, and we are proud to say that with the help of more than 20,000 Canadian team members nationwide, we have accomplished this unprecedented undertaking.”
Last month, the familiar Target sign went up on the exterior of the Charlottetown Mall.
The location, which used to house Zellers, has been under construction since April. The U.S. retailer spent between $10 and $12-million to transform the retail space into P.E.I.’s first Target store.
The store will feature more than 114,000 square feet. Target planned to hire 150-200 employees at its Charlottetown location, almost twice as many as Zellers had in the Prince Edward Island capital.
“We are very excited to be opening our first store in P.E.I,” said Lisa Gibson, a spokeswoman with Target Canada.
“We are very excited to be opening our first store in P.E.I,” Lisa Gibson, a spokeswoman with Target Canada
The Charlottetown store will feature a licensed Starbucks as well as an in-store pharmacy and grocery.
Gibson explained the store will have a large grocery assortment, including frozen and fresh goods, as well as dairy. However, the store will not include a full line of fresh vegetables.
The Charlottetown Mall location will be the only Target store on the Island.
However, Target plans to open 200 stores in Canada in the next 10 years and a Target spokeswoman said earlier this year Summerside could well be in the running for a store.
“So it’s definitely a possibility,” she said in August.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at 1,888 stores — 1,797 in the United States and 91 in Canada and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given five per cent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.