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Target will land at Lansdowne Centre
A bit of the American shopping experience will be coming north of the border, and to Richmond as soon as the spring of 2013.
111 stores across Canada will undergo a transformation in the coming months, with on average $10 million spent per store to alter what had been Zellers stores into Target outlets.
Target made it official on Thursday morning via a press release, and named Lansdowne Centre mall among the 18 B.C. stores scheduled to undergo the changes. Each store will employ 150 to 200 team members.
All should begin to open by late March to early April of 2013, the company announced.
"Below is a list of confirmed Target stores in Canada, set to begin opening in March/early April 2013," Target announced in Thursday's release. "Target intends to announce additional locations over the next several months."
Also slated for changes are stores in Surrey (Surrey Place/Central City), Burnaby (Metropolis at Metrotown), Delta (Scottsdale Mall), Langley (Willowbrook Shopping Centre), Coquitlam (Coquitlam Centre), Abbotsford (Abbotsford Power Centre), Maple Ridge (Haney Place Mall) and Chilliwack (Cottonwood Mall).
Target Corporation in January of 2011 paid $1.8 billion to purchase from Zellers the leasehold interests in up to 220 sites.
When it announced that deal, Target said it had planned to open 100 to 150 stores throughout Canada in 2013 and 2014.