Grand Opening for New Woodbury SuperTarget Set for March 6
There will be a soft opening starting March 1, and customers will be able to shop there before the grand opening.
Employees at the new SuperTarget in Woodbury are gearing up for a March 6 grand opening.
There will be a VIG (Very Important Guest) night March 1, and the public won’t be turned away between then and the official opening, said Mark Tillett, the store team leader.
“We’ll be open for business,” he said.
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. broke ground on the 180,000-square-foot store over the summer, Tillett said, and the opening is on schedule. As a SuperTarget, the store will offer a full grocery, deli and Starbucks in addition to its traditional department-store wares. The store will also offer expanded health and wellness products, and more health and gluten-free food, Tillett said.
The new Woodbury Target will employ 300-400 people, Tillett said, and developers are in talks to bring in other businesses to the site, off Woodbury Drive near Tamarack Road. Already a bank is being built at the location.
The store is the only new SuperTarget being built in Minnesota this year, though the company has been renovating several of its existing stores to offer more grocery options, Tillett said.
Woodbury Community Development Director Dwight Picha said the city has fielded numerous calls from residents asking when the store is going to open over the past few months. The city is “pretty excited” about the new Target opening, he said.
“We think it’s going to be a good project for that part of the city and it has been good working with them,” Picha said.
The new store will be the second Target in Woodbury.
“There’s plenty of room for both of us,” Tillett said, noting that the existing store recently underwent a renovation under the company’s “PFresh” model.
“That store will still be open,” he said.
The new store got its first semi truck full of goods on Jan. 31 and since Jan. 27 workers have been putting up signage and setting up its “planograms,” aisles and cases where the products will be displayed. And new employees have been visiting existing stores to get the “Target experience,” Tillett said.
“Great service, that will be our primary focus—just giving the guest a great shopping experience,” he said. “We’re excited to come to Woodbury and looking forward to welcoming our guests. It’s a beautiful facility.”
Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.