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After the first TargetExpress opened last week in Dinkytown USA, Target announced that four more would be coming soon—three of which would be right here in the Bay Area by 2015. The first of these locations to land on the local radar, via the SF Planning Commission, is at 1830 Ocean Avenue in Ingleside. It's a retail space that has been empty for the last six years since Rite Aid moved out, according to the Business Times.
But the neighborhood has changed so much since then—namely in the form of residential buildings and the new(ish) Whole Foods down the street. It's likely that the area will welcome the store with open arms—although the formula retail hurdles will surely be the test that lies ahead. (The same rules effectively blocked Walgreens from renting the space in 2009). It's too soon to predict Target's odds —but like the Business Times reports— Target has been pretty successful in opening new stores in San Francisco.
· New Target Express store could land on Ocean Avenue in S.F.'s Ingleside [San Francisco Business Times]
· Is SF Ready for a TargetExpress Triple Threat? [Racked SF]