Target opened its store at 1863 Broadway and 61st Street, the first store on the Upper West Side, on Wednesday morning.
It’s a “small-format” store so it’s less of a big box than the company’s suburban stores. But it’s still got quite a bit — including a full supermarket and beauty section. The hours are 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday. A Target employee said they’re reserving the first hour on Tuesday and Wednesday for “vulnerable guests,” including people who are elderly, pregnant, or have underlying conditions.
Carol Rojano, who was one of the first customers, gave us some of her initial impressions.
“Good news: most staff is friendly, free giveaway bag featured in last pic and CLOROX/LYSOL products are in stock,” she wrote. Bad: not as much selection and some items are costlier when compared to other Manhattan Targets. I went to 34th St. Target last nite.”
Carol also wrote “I did 🙂 apples, antibacterial soap and Lysol. Yogurt prices were inflated in comparison to 34th St Target. I really went for the cold 40 oz Starbucks coffee which is hard to find anywhere but Target and Morton Williams. All of the other Targets carry it but this one doesn’t because they are overstocking their Good and Gather brand on a lot of their shelves.”