Target is coming to Village Square shopping center in Woodmere.
The department store will occupy the space in the former Whole Foods Market at 27249 Chagrin Blvd., plaza owner Sterling Realty Advisors in Cleveland, said in a news release Oct. 12. Whole Foods moved to Pinecrest in Orange in 2018.
Target will occupy the 33,000-square-foot space, which is being remodeled in addition to recent renovations at the plaza. Target stores typically are about 130,000 square feet, but the company has been opening smaller size stores recently.
Woodmere Mayor Ben Holbert told the Cleveland Jewish News Oct. 13 he is hopeful Target will open in the first quarter of 2022, but “I don’t have any confirmation of that.”
Target will have to go before the village’s planning and zoning committee for consideration to modify the loading dock and Holbert said he hopes that’s all and the building commissioner can work with the parties to move quickly along.
“When he (John Goodman of Sterling) called me yesterday, he was excited and he said that he had Target and so we’re good with that. I’m great with that,” Holbert said.
Target has area locations in University Heights, Solon and Mayfield Heights and Holbert said “at this time I just have to hope that their research and development teams are happy with our location and look forward to doing tremendous business and being a long-term tenant there. The value that we bring is we’re right off of (Interstate) 271 and Chagrin (Boulevard).
“We have a number of businesses, we have that plaza. We have easy access parking. Before it was Whole Foods, it was Wild Oats, so we’ve had a number of other major retailers that have been there that did very well. I just think Woodmere will be an optimal location again for our purposes and for theirs. You have Orange, Pepper Pike, Beachwood, Woodmere, Gates Mills, people coming in from Geauga County and now this is a wonderful Target store they’ll be able to come to.”
Village Square is also home to Corky & Lenny’s, T.J. Maxx, DXL Mens Apparel and PetPeople