You've only got a few weeks left to get your family photos from Target – because the rest of its portrait studios are closing.
Target confirmed on Thursday that Eden Prairie-based Lifetouch is closing the remaining 136 portrait studios it leases and operates in its stores across the country.
The last day they'll be open is Saturday, Jan. 28.
Fortune reports Lifetouch had closed 145 of its studios in July 2016, with the Super Target in Edina among those to shutter to the public. The rest will now follow, with Lifetouch telling the retail giant the studios are no longer profitable.
Minnesota has six Target portrait studios remaining – in Eden Prairie, Lino Lakes, Savage, Apple Valley, Rochester and Hutchinson – which will now close in just over two weeks.
In a statement to GoMN, Target said its staff numbers won't be affected by the change, and it will be evaluating how the studio spaces will be used "as part of Target's 2017 store remodel plans."
"We thank the Lifetouch team for their partnership in offering their Portrait Studio services to our guests," it added.
The Star Tribune reports Lifetouch, which is the nation's largest producer of school photos and IDs, still operates 500 portrait studios in J.C. Penney stores, but has faced challenges due to the increasing quality of home printers and editing software.
Target opened the studios in 1996 as a way to drive traffic to the store, but the business model has suffered as digital photography grew in popularity and affordability, Fortune notes.