The Target at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street is planning to open next month, according to a person working at the store this week.
Tipster Carol Rojano first alerted us after calling the store to check. “Employee told me no set date but definitely October,” she said. A spokesperson for the company confirmed a late October opening date.
After initially planning to open in Fall 2019, Target had to push back the opening date. Since then, notices have showed up on the company’s app seeming to show an imminent opening date — though those ended up being false alarms.
It will be the first Target store in the neighborhood, and many Upper West Siders have expressed excitement, while others are worried that big box stores will crowd out the small mom and pops that the neighborhood is known for. The 34,000-square-foot Target will be an “urban concept” store, with a somewhat smaller selection than the chain’s suburban locations.