Minneapolis — Target Corp. has reopened two stores in Minneapolis and in Atlanta’s Buckhead district that were destroyed in the spring due to civil unrest from the George Floyd tragedy in Minneapolis. The stores were completely rebuilt in five months, which the Minneapolis-based retailer says is the fastest the company has ever rebuilt locations. The Lake Street location in Minneapolis features an additional entrance, larger food and beverage section and a more accessible pharmacy. Locally based Noor Cos. was the general contractor for the project, which reopened Nov. 10.
The Buckhead South location in Atlanta features a larger capacity for curbside pickup as well as an enhanced beauty and electronics selection. ConstructReach, which helps diverse, young adults gain valuable work experience in the construction industry, helped with construction efforts at both Buckhead South and Lake Street.
Additionally, Target has donated more than $125,000 for food and supplies for those in need in the communities it serves. Target has also pledged 10,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services to Black-, Indigenous- and people-of-color-owned local businesses as they rebuild.