November 1, 2016

Target to Open Hyde Park Location Sunday

The interior of Hyde Park's new Target.

Pete Grieve / The Chicago Maroon

On Sunday, Target will open its new location in Hyde Park on 53rd Street between Kimbark and Dorchester Avenue.  

The store is approximately 20,000 square feet and is housed within the Vue53 development. This store is smaller than the size of most Target locations.   

The store will offer a wide range of merchandise, including expanded beauty products, apparel, kids and baby items, a curated home selection, tech accessories, and a select grocery. It will also include a pharmacy, a Starbucks, and mobile phone stand.  

The store recently applied for a liquor license, which has been opposed by the Nichols Park Advisory Council (NPAC), Fourth Ward Alderman Sophia King, and the Schools Committee of the Hyde Park–Kenwood Community Conference.  

According to Money magazine, almost all of Target’s planned store openings in 2016, 2017, and 2018 are for smaller retail stores located in densely populated urban areas or college towns.


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