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The last of the five Target stores slated for the Manitoba market — a newly-built, stand-alone store adjacent to the Polo Park Shopping Centre — officially opened for business today.
The sprawling, 107,000-square-foot store is one of three new Target outlets that opened today. The others are in Ottawa and Mississauga.
The three are the last stores Target plans to open this year in Canada. The U.S.-based retail giant now has 133 outlets across the country.
"The opening of these three stores marks another important milestone for Target Canada," company president Mark Schindele said in a written statement issued today.
"As we head into the holiday season, we’re thrilled to offer our guests additional locations to find exclusive merchandise, great value and a unique shopping experience."
The Polo Park store is the anchor tenant in the new Plaza at Polo Park retail/office/restaurant development that’s under construction on the former stadium site immediately north of the Polo Park mall.
Not only is it the development’s only tenant so far, it’s also Target’s only standalone store in the province. The other four are former Zellers stores connected to shopping centres — the Kildonan Place, Grant Park and Southdale shopping centres in Winnipeg, and the Shoppers Mall in Brandon.
The Grant Park store opened last fall and the other three opened in May of last year.