Los Angeles, so far, will have the most City Targets of any city in the country with three confirmed locations: Downtown LA, Westwood, and Beverly Connection by the Beverly Center. The most exciting one to me (obviously!) is the Downtown LA location still under construction at FIGat7th, which will be a tremendous boost to the nascent retail scene developing in LA’s urban core.
Last week, I stopped by the Westwood location to see how the City Target store was progressing. The Westwood location (near the UCLA campus) will actually open on July 29th, which is before the Downtown LA location is set to open this fall. And since there are currently zero City Target stores open anywhere in the country, the Westwood store gives us a glimpse at what the Downtown LA store will possibly look and feel like.
Both the Westwood and Downtown LA City Target stores are very similar in size at approximately 100,000 square feet, so looking through the front window of the Westwood store is probably what the Downtown LA store will look like as well. Aesthetically speaking, the design of the City Target inside didn’t seem to have any differentiation from the regular suburban stores, which was a bit disappointing. Granted, there is still some finishing work that needs to be done at the Westwood location, so we’ll see if there are any differences when it opens.
Nevertheless, there is no doubt the City Target in Downtown LA will attract huge crowds (residents, office workers, visitors, etc.) that I hope will make it one of the highest performing stores. If sales are good, it will continue to prove to other retailers that they have to open in Downtown LA.
Countdown to City Target Downtown LA opening: ~4 months