Hyannis, MA - On Sunday, October 20th the Cape's first Target store will open at the Cape Cod Mall. Tuesday evening, the store held a ribbon cutting and preview for friends, family, community leaders and the media. Cape Cod Today was pleased to send a reporter to check out the new store. (See photo gallery below)
Target employs approximately 150 people at the Hyannis store. It occupies 80,000 square feet of the former Sears store. The Hyannis "small format" Target store is one of 105 such stores open, with the chain planning to open 30 more per year. Target's overall store count is 1,862 as of October 15, 2019.
Tuesday night the store was fully stocked and chock full of people. Employees both on an off-duty filled the aisles as Store Director Daron Holloway cut the ribbon and welcomed the Cape Cod community to their new Target store.
Mr. Holloway thanked his employees for three weeks of very hard work in getting the store stocked and ready to open.
The small-format Target includes a full-service grocery section, including meats, produce, frozen foods, dairy, alcohol and more. Those who liked the former CVS store at the mall will be pleased to find a full-service CVS pharmacy inside Target.
Target also features a Starbucks with a bright, glassy seating area.
As we were looking over the many self-service cash registers, employees cheered as the store's very first paying customer completed his purchase at a self-service station.
Target formally opens its doors Sunday morning at 8 a.m.
(See CCToday photo gallery below)
The new store is referred to target as a "small format store". The Hyannis store will offer an assortment of kids’ products, including basics, apparel and toys, a curated selection of home décor with a variety of seasonal items, beach and vacation essentials and more. Services will include a CVS Pharmacy, Starbucks and Order Pickup – which allows guests to order items online and pick up in store within an hour.
Target employs approximately 150 people at the Cape Cod Mall location.
Below are the basics about the store, provided courtesy of Target.
Target in Hyannis
The Hyannis Cape Cod small-format store is located at 769 Iyannough Road and caters to local guests for a convenient, quick trip shopping experience. The store has an assortment of kids’ products, including basics, apparel and toys, a curated selection of home décor with a variety of seasonal items, beach and vacations essentials, and more.
Services will include a CVS Pharmacy, Starbucks and Order Pickup – which allows guests to order items online and pick up in store within an hour.
This location will be Target’s first store on the Cape. The store will be located in the Cape Cod Mall.
Target has been an active partner in Massachusetts since opening our first area store in 1999.
Target’s small-format stores and investments
Nationwide, Target is reaching new guests by opening small-format stores in urban areas, dense suburban neighborhoods and near college campuses – places where a full-size Target store may not fit.
Target has committed to opening small-format stores, reimagining existing stores, blending the best of digital and physical shopping experiences, offering ease and convenience through digital enhancements, and introducing new, exclusive brands.
With the addition of the Hyannis Cape Cod store, Target now operates 104 small-format stores, with a total of 1,861 Target stores nationwide (store count on October 15, 2019).
Target plans to open approximately 30 small-format stores a year over the next few years.