October 3, 2006

Glendale May Not Get First California SuperTarget

The former Robinsons-May store at Glendale Galleria: 180,000 square feet.

SuperTarget stores: about 175,000 square feet.

The Galleria seems like a good spot for Target's first hypermarket in California, no?

No. Even though Target plans to open a store there in 2007, the Galleria space is two levels. SuperTargets, like their wannabe cousin Target Greatlands, have double entrances on a single level. And giant surface parking lots.

Head east, my in-the-know friends. Head to Moreno Valley, an exurb about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.

At Stoneridge Towne Centre, Hwy. 60 and Nason St., in July 2007, Moreno Valley opens California's first SuperTarget.

All 186,077 square feet of it.

P.S. - Another Glendale, the one in Colorado, may still own the title to world's largest Target location. The SuperTarget there is 200,000 square feet.

P.P.S. - If you don't know what the big deal is about SuperTarget, then you just haven't been to SuperTarget.

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