Target opening new stores near NCSU, UNC campuses

Posted November 3, 2016

— Target announced Thursday that two new "flexible format" stores will open near North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill in 2017.

According to the company's website, the Raleigh store, at 2512 Hillsborough St., will open in October. The store will be roughly 23,000 square feet and will include grab-and-go groceries, meal solutions for students, a curated home assortment with apartment and dorm essentials, beauty, select men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, portable technology products, and apparel and accessories from local sports teams.

The Chapel Hill store, located at the corner of Columbia and Franklin streets in the Carolina Square development, will open in July.

The store, a bit smaller than the Raleigh location will be about 21,000 square feet. It will include dorm and apartment essentials, apparel and accessories from the area’s favorite sports teams, grab-and-go grocery items and meal solutions, and a health and beauty assortment.

Both locations will have a pharmacy.


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  • Sean Creasy Nov 4, 2016
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    So they bulldozed most of Hillsborough St., tossing out many long standing businesses whom some could have been classified as historic, just so they could slap up petty things like a Target, Walgreens, and Starbuck's?? With Mission Valley right on the other side and all the vacant buildings on Western Blvd.?? I guess my definition of progress is different from others..

  • Craig Elliott Nov 3, 2016
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    Progress, what can you do? We have to protect our precious snowflakes...

    I must admit I find it a little scary that our nation has become so safe, so homogenized, so corporate -for lack of a better word- that one can't tell Raleigh from Chapel Hill, or LA, or Houston, or Buffalo or get my point.

    Also, ref., the current building replaced the ManMur Bowling Center that burned down in '59...I won't repeat the article, but it's a good read if you like local history.

  • Sean Chen Nov 3, 2016
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    Target has to pull from a new demographic as they isolated much of their "moms with kids" demographic which was the majority of their shoppers.

    The corporate geniuses that decided on their "progressive" policy will leave their jobs down the line pocketing millions… while their shareholders and employees will take any hits to the company due to their social programs.

    The top isolate themselves from pain.

  • Alan Womack Nov 3, 2016
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    I'm sure they're devastated, but please accept a hearty "Thank You" from those of us that enjoy shopping without a bunch of whack jobs running around spittin their chaw and totin 12 little barefoot kids around and holding up the checkout lines trying to use their EBT cards to purchase cigs and beers.

  • Josh Anderson Nov 3, 2016
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    At this point, the school's become the same thing just different locations. I would have figured at least the students in Chapel Hill would have fought this. I guess they aren't as special as they thought they were...

  • Greg Griffin Nov 3, 2016
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    The cool, collegiate, indie vibe of Hillsborough Street has been completely decimated thanks to Chipotle, Target, and other corporate chains. I'm glad I was a student during the days of Barry's, Five-Oh Cafe, Two Guys, Brother's and the ilk. It's so sad. When you shop in corporate chains, your money leaves the community. We are moving to sameness. Everything is the same everywhere you go and people just eat it up with a spoon.

  • Josh Anderson Nov 3, 2016
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    This sucks. Good job ruining the vibe of the area. Target hates small businesses and is doing a great job destroying them.

  • Samuel Tyler Nov 3, 2016
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    I will never set foot in any of their stores.