MI: Target to Return to Detroit with Small-Format Store in Midtown

27 Oct, 2021

After a nearly 20-year absence, Target will return to Detroit as an anchor tenant at City Club Apartments in Midtown, City Club and Detroit officials announced recently. 
Target will return to Detroit after a nearly 20-year absence with a 32,000-square-foot store, which will serve as an anchor tenant at City Club Apartments in Midtown, officials announced recently. The layout will follow the format of similar-sized stores around the country, with about a fourth of the space of Target's typical stores, reports The Detroit News.
“I would like to thank Target for choosing Detroit, Midtown and our next new mixed-use apartment hotel community in the city,” City Club Apartments CEO Jonathan Holtzman said in a statement. “This important announcement is a testament to Detroit’s strong leadership and continued momentum.”
Joining Holtzman in the announcement were Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Midtown Detroit Inc. President Sue Mosey.
“It has been a major and coordinated effort to secure approvals on our initial plans from the planning and zoning departments, attract Target as an anchor tenant and complete our agreement with the landowner,” Holtzman said. The Target store will be housed in City Club Apartments, a 350-unit mixed-use apartment hotel community.
"We’re excited to bring an easy, safe and convenient shopping experience to new guests in the Detroit community with this new Target store ..." the retailer said in a statement Monday. "As we get closer to opening the store, we’ll have more specific details to share — including how the shopping experience will be tailored to serve local guests."
The store will offer groceries, general merchandise and other amenities for the city's growing downtown and Midtown population, Mosey said, adding that the area has more than 25,000 residents and 30,000 college students.