Valley Stream Target construction finished, doors open
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The store’s inside is now completely reconfigured and the shelves were lowered in many sections to allow customers to see more items. Also, there are now 20 checkout counters, while the old store had 28. Cannata said that some of the counters weren’t being used in the old layout so they decided to use the space differently.
“Prior to the remodel, I think it felt a little bit different,” Cannata said, “whether it be fixtures or food not being a part of it, now it’s everything that if you went to any of the other Target stores in the area you would have.”
According to Cannata, the Valley Stream location is one of 230 Target stores that have been updated to the new format so far. Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder told the Herald in April that the Valley Stream store is one of two locations in the country that was not a Target “prototype,” meaning the locations were picked up from other retailers.
The Valley Stream Target store was formerly a Caldor, while the other location, in Portland, Oregon, was formerly a Montgomery Wards.
While other Target locations have remained opened during construction, Snyder said that the Valley Stream location was being completely redesigned and needed to be shut down.