Monday, November 02, 2015

Springfield, Ohio Lost Its Target!

Target announces another round of closings. Springfield, Ohio loses its only store.

Springfield, Ohio was dealt a blow. The Minneapolis based retailer announced another round of closings. The closings are affecting areas where they claim sales are in decline.

In the latest rounds of closings, the First Avenue location is on the list. The only Target store in the area will close in January.

That leaves Dayton metropolitan area four area locations. Huber Heights, Beavercreek, Centerville, and Miamisburg locations are still open for the time being.

Since 2013, the areas surrounding the Upper Valley Mall and Bechtle Avenue shopping district were hit with retail closing up.

When it was announced J.C. Penny and Macy's were closing in the same period, it put the nail in the coffin for the Upper Valley Mall. It's now declared a dead mall.

Springfield Ohio's only Target store is closing.
The mall is in receivership and the property's only anchor store Sears is considering closing.

The property hasn't secure a major anchor since the announcement.

The Bon Ton Corporation which owns Dayton-based Elder-Beerman closed first. Then Macy's and later J.C. Penny.

The Springfield city and township leaders are hoping that Hobby Lobby and Dick's Sporting Goods brings a little bit of good news to the area.

The Columbus area took a hit as well. Despite having the Hollywood Casino in the area, the Westland Mall is officially dead and everything around it is dying as well.

The Target Graceland location on West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio is closing in January.

Target had closed all its Canadian stores in 2014-15. The 133 stores operated independently of the Target Corporation. It pull completely out of the country.

Target is trying to rebrand its image. They recently aired promotional for The Peanuts Movie and a cameo appearance from Brian and Stewie from Fox's Family Guy.

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