Target announces 6 store closures, including Brooklyn Center

The Bullseye is shutting down underperforming stores.
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Target has announced it will be closing six underperforming stores across the country, one of which is in Minnesota.

The store at 6100 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center will close in February, as part of Target's annual review of its portfolio.

The six stores selected, with two in Chicago, one in Milwaukee, one in New York and one in Tennessee, will all close by Feb. 2.

"The decision to close a store is always difficult," spokeswoman Erin Conroy told BMTN. "Target’s stores are a vital part of our future, providing hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide and enabling us to create engaging experiences for our guests as well as fill online orders.

"Typically, a store is closed only after it’s shown several years of decreasing profitability."

The Star Tribune reports that Target opened on Shingle Creek Parkway, just off of I-94 and Hwy. 100, in 1986.

Target says most of the 120 full and part-time employees working at the location able to transfer to other stores.

Those who will leave the company will be offered a severance package based on their years of service.

It's common for Target to announce store closures in the fall, with the locations eventually shuttering in the New Year.

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Last November, Target confirmed it would be closing its Fergus Falls and Hastings stores among 12 nationally, prompting efforts from local communities to save them.

In 2015, the Minneapolis-based retailer announced closures at stores in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin.

The company is in the middle of a $7 billion investment program to refresh its stores, which is seeing upgrades at 1,000 stores between 2017 and 2020, including many in Minnesota.

The company is also moving to open more smaller-format stores in cities and near colleges, like those seen in Uptown and Dinkytown, Minneapolis.

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