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Target wants to open a liquor store on Nicollet Mall

The retailer will find out later this month whether its application has been accepted.
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The next stage in Target's plans for its prominent downtown Minneapolis store has been revealed – start selling booze.

The retailer has applied to Minneapolis City Council for a license to sell liquor at a store it will open adjacent to its Nicollet Mall location, the Star Tribune reports, with an entrance on the first floor at 9th and Nicollet.

Target started selling alcohol in its Minnesota stores in 2014, the newspaper notes, and after opening its first in Otsego it now has seven across the state, which are connected to stores but have separate entrances to adhere to state law.

According to the Business Journal, the Nicollet Mall liquor store would take up 3,600 square feet.

And making way for it will probably be the Target cafe on the first floor. The license application says a restaurant operated by Target would be replaced by the liquor store, the Business Journal notes.

Despite struggles in its grocery department, craft beer in particular has been a hit with Target customers according to Supermarket News.

The company revealed last month that craft beer and wine have been the fastest-growing category for the retailer in the past year and would continue to be a priority going ahead, the website adds.

Target is making a significant investment in its Nicollet Mall store, announcing earlier this year it would be spending $10 million to renovate the location.

This kicks off a major, nationwide revamp of its stores that over the coming years will see 600 of its 1,800 stores get facelifts.

Target will find out at a public hearing on Mar. 28 whether it will get the liquor license.

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