|I wouldn't trade the varieties and vastness of my shopping opportunities in Los Angeles for those in any place I've lived before.|
When you used to live a stone's throw from the world's largest Target store - nay, the world's largest SuperTarget store - you will always yearn for its one-stop shopping magic.
SuperTarget is Target plus grocery store. SuperTarget is like IKEA built by Americans. (I don't know what Target Greatland is supposed to be, but I can tell you it's no SuperTarget.)
So this factoid hit me like a bullseye: There are no SuperTarget stores within 200 miles of Atwater Village, Los Angeles, California.
Target, yes, about seven in LA. SuperTarget, no. In fact I don't know where the nearest SuperTarget is. Vegas?
So what a nice surprise yesterday to discover that the nearest Target, in the Eagle Rock neighborhood just four miles east of home, though not a SuperTarget, is a rare two-story Target.
It's one of about 30 multi-level Target stores peppered in US urban areas. It even has the Vermaport escalator for your cart.
Target in Hollywood is also multi-level, apparently, though no doubt much busier. We may head that way next time.
[Photo from Vidalia's Flickr page]