Target Will Open First Small-Format Store Near UK Campus

Posted at 10:10 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 10:10:01-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Students rejoice! Target has announced it will open a small-format store near the University of Kentucky which will be the retailer’s first small-format store to open in Kentucky.

The store is anticipated to open in summer 2019. The small-format store will occupy the ground floor of Hub on Campus Lexington, a luxury apartment complex, located at 500 S. Upper St., near Pine St.

Target’s small-format store assortments are tailored to meet the needs of local guests.

“Our first small-format store in Kentucky will offer UK students and area residents a convenient, one-stop shopping experience that is uniquely Target. Target continues to add locations near college campuses to help make students’ shopping experience fun and easy, and we look forward to enhancing the college life experience for the Wildcat community while also providing a new retail option for near-by residents,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Properties, Target.

At approximately 20,000 square feet, the store will offer students and residents a quick-trip shopping experience with a curated assortment mix, including:

·         A food and beverage selection with a focus on wellness offerings, including fresh produce, grab-and-go items, snacks and meal solutions

·         A curated assortment of dorm and apartment essentials

·         Apparel and accessories for men and women, including offerings from new Target-exclusive brands Universal Thread and Goodfellow & Co.

·         Portable technology products and entertainment accessories

The University of Kentucky store will employ approximately 45 team members. 

"We’re thrilled to partner with Target to deliver the first small-format store in Kentucky. Hub on Campus Lexington is designed to offer an exceptional housing option to University of Kentucky students and residents. Having Target on the first floor not only provides a convenient, one-stop shopping experience for our tenants, but also adds great value to our unique amenity mix,” said Chad J. Matesi, Executive Vice President of Development at Core Spaces.