Friday, March 14, 2008

Target Comes to Nation’s Capital

Washington DC’s first Target store opened last week in radically transformed neighborhood, reviving a once overlooked area of the city. The new Target store anchors DC USA, the largest retail project in the nation's capital. The tri-level urban shopping mall was heralded Tuesday as another sign of the city's revitalization following decades of neglect.

The $145 million mall in a heavily populated and diverse section of northwest Washington gives residents the kind of large-scale retailers they previously had to visit by traveling to the suburbs. In addition to Target, the complex will include such stores as Best Buy, Marshalls, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Target officials said they were proud to be opening their first store in DC. The two-level store is connected by escalators that can haul both people and shopping carts, and elevators will carry shoppers to down to a 1,000-space, city-owned parking garage below the complex.

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