Target opened its first small-format store in 2014 in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota. It has since opened dozens more around the country — including one in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood — placing them in underserved areas such as college neighborhoods or in dense urban and suburban areas where its bigger stores wouldn't otherwise easily fit.
These smaller stores, while still relatively few in number compared with
Target's 1,800 big-box stores, are part of the retailer's growth
strategy. The retailer is opening 32 new stores this year, most of them
with the smaller format, and is planning to ramp up the pace in the next
couple of years to 40 new stores a year.. . . more