The official grand opening for the City Target was yesterday, but according to my clients and friends that live downtown, they have had the doors open for business for almost a week. I am not one to intentionally stick myself in the middle of a crowded frenzy, so I waited a day after the big opening to stop by and check it out.
City Target is a very big deal to people living downtown. Until now, city dwellers have no affordable options for groceries, household supplies, and other necessities of daily living. The City Target has been a buzz in both the media and local waterholes. No longer are we forced to pay $5 for a gallon of milk at the corner store or $2 for a roll of toilet paper at IGA. Urbanites now have access to reasonably priced food, laundry detergent and a a new throw rug for the front entry.
It was amazing to see the looks of excitement and wonder on the faces of people shopping. I overheard one woman exclaim “I can’t believe that Target is finally here!”. As I roamed the three level mini-Target, I felt a small thrill. I found myself taking pictures of the grocery isle, the expansive selection of laundry detergents, and a section of nothing but Seattle themed apparel, postcards and magnets. It may seem silly to those that live outside the city, but having a Target within walking distance of our urban abodes is nothing short of City Life miracle!