The Richland Target is getting a $1.8 million remodel that boosts technology, product displays and provides private space for nursing mothers.
The local Target is one of 1,000 being updated by the end of the year, said Liz Hancock, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis-based retail chain.
The city of Richland issued permits for the project in December and work has started. Deacon Construction of Redmond is the contractor.
The store remains open during remodeling, though some areas could be emptied or curtained off during the project.
The 125,000-square-foot Target anchors Vintner Square, a 350,000-square-foot retail complex at Queensgate and Duportail in south Richland.
Construction at Target comes on the heels of the addition of a new neighbor. Grocery Outlet is preparing to open a 12,000-square-foot store, according to a license pending with the Benton-Franklin Health District. The grand opening is set for March 26, the store announced on Facebook.
Hancock said the updates for Target bring additional technology and digital experiences. Notably, the order pickup and guest service counter is being upgraded to speed up the process for customers to pick up orders placed online.
The modernization includes fixtures and specialty LED lighting and more mannequins and displays to showcase products for sale. The home, apparel and beauty areas will gain more dynamic displays.
Typically, Target remodels include packing grab-and-go grocery and other essentials near the entrance for quick turnaround time. Drive-up parking spaces and an order pickup counter and self-checkout lanes also are part of the update.
Target shoppers can learn more about the remodeling practice at the company’s Bullseye View site, where it provides updates and advice on what to expect during construction: corporate.target.com/article/2018/07/store-remodels.
Target (NYSE: TGT) operates 1,868 stores in the U.S. In February, it reported $3.3 billion in net earnings on $78 billion in revenue for 2019. Net earnings grew by nearly 12 percent over 2018.
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