Alameda’s Target is open for business in the new Alameda Landing at 2700 Fifth Street, near the Webster Tunnel.
When the development was announced, Target said it would hire about 200 staff members. The City of Alameda says that resident spend about 56% of their retail-shopping dollars on the Island and 44% off the Island, and officials hope that Alameda-based retail spending (and the tax base) will rise with Target’s presence.
For those community members who haven’t dropped by yet, Target offer both a grocery store and pharmacy, along with its more department-style items (such as clothes, toys, beauty products and household goods).
The store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, on Sundays it closes at 9 p.m. The pharmacy wraps up business each day at 7 p.m.
There are some 1,800 Target stores nationwide. Some are about 140,000 square feet in size, like the one in Alameda, while others are much larger. The closest Super Target is in Atwater, Calif.