Earlier today, a Google search for “Target 1865 Broadway” indicated a July 19th opening date (as Target’s local business page listed). We called the future Upper West Side Target and reached out to the company’s press department, who just got back to us. Unfortunately, they’re now projecting to open during the fall of this year.
We first found out that Target would be opening this store, located between 61st and 62nd Streets, back in late 2018, with an original opening date expected to take place some time during 2019.
Target signed a 15 year lease for the space, which measures 34,000 square feet across three floors.
While it will occupy a huge footprint on the Upper West Side, this is still considered one of Target’s “small format stores;” the average Target around the country is 130,000 square feet.
The other commercial tenant at the building will be Fidelity, which leased a second floor space.
At an earlier date, Target announced that they’d be looking to hire about 160 employees. An initial job fair for the Columbus Circle Target was reported to have taken place in August 2019.
AvalonBay Communities purchased the site at 1865 Broadway from the American Bible Society in 2015 for $300 million. The building developer and Target seem to be equally thrilled with their partnership.
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“We’re thrilled to continue growing our footprint throughout New York City with small-format stores that provide local families, commuters and visitors with a convenient, one-stop shopping experience. Located in a premier shopping hub of Manhattan, this store will serve Midtown West and Upper West Side guests, as well as meet the on-the-go needs of Central Park visitors and Columbus Circle shoppers,” Mark Schindele, senior vice president of properties at Target, said in a statement.