Housing Complex

DCUSA Target Opening Real-ish Grocery Store

Now with more food.

Now with more food.

More food! Perhaps feeling the heat from incoming Ellwood Thompsons, Target is planning to expand its current dry goods section to include more grocery-type items, including produce–a critical factor making it a viable alternative to Giant's weekend lines. The remodeling will start any day now and finish sometime in October, taking out some abutting retail sections. A store manager tells Housing Complex that it'll end up looking like the Potomac Yards Target on Route One, for anyone who's been out there, and will remain "very shoppable" in the interim.

Photo via flickr user djcn0te.

  • http://rickmangus@aol.com Rick Mangus

    Why expand the food section, when there is a viable Giant across the street, this is stupid!

  • http://www.dcinfocenter.com otavio

    This isn't a stupid move by Target. It's a smart one.

    Columbia Heights is the most densely populated neighborhood in all of DC with more than 37,000 people living within a half-mile radius of 14th and Irving Sts. By comparison, Dupont Circle has about 19,000 people living within a half-mile radius of their metro stop.

    Columbia Heights can support more than one big grocery store (Giant), and Target knows this precious detail. Ellwood Thompson's knows this as well!