Target has announced plans to open two new smaller format stores in Elmont and Freeport in October.
As opposed to other traditional Targets, the two stores in Nassau will offer a smaller selection of items and will not offer a full electronics or lawn and patio departments.
The “flexible format” stores will be the first to be located on Long Island. Traditional Target stores range from 120,000 to 160,000 square feet. The smaller format stores allows Target to build in smaller, more condensed areas.
The 24,500 square feet Elmont location will be located in the Feil Organization’s Plainview Shopping Center at the intersection of Plainview Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. Other stores in that center are Home Depot and Marshall’s. The Target will replace the soon to be out of business Office Max.
The 46,000 square feet Freeport location will be located in the Meadowbrook Commons shopping center at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Meadowbrook Parkway.
“New York is a priority market for Target, so we’re thrilled to have found two great store locations on Long Island” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Properties, Target. “Through Target’s flexible format stores, we’re able to build customized stores in urban centers to suit each neighborhood’s wants and needs, and we look forward to serving guests in Elmont and Freeport.”