Target announced today development of a 33,000-square-foot retail store on the southwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue in Skokie. The flexible-format store is projected to open in fall 2017, and will be smaller in scale than a traditional Target. The new location will feature offerings for families and children, baby care items, sporting goods, toys, portable technology accessories, gift items, stationary, health/beauty products and a grocery section including fresh produce, select Kosher items and many ‘grab and go’ food selections. The new store also will include a pharmacy and order pick up service.
“The construction of a new Target store on Dempster Street is great news for the Village of Skokie,” said Mayor George Van Dusen. “The Village has long sought a major retailer to serve as a catalyst for additional transit-oriented development near the Skokie Swift station. Having 33,000 square feet of retail space added to the growing mix of businesses on Dempster Street has the potential to generate further economic growth to benefit the community.”
Construction of a new O’Reilly Auto Parts store is underway on Dempster Street across from the site of the new Target store, and will join numerous other new businesses in the area. “The steady, continued development on Dempster Street began more than a decade ago with the relocation and restoration of the historic Skokie Swift station that now houses a Starbucks and other businesses,” said Mayor Van Dusen. Over the past decade, other significant developments on Dempster Street near the Skokie Swift station include Chicago Jewish Funerals, Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store/That Burger Joint, Pita Inn, Kaufman’s Deli, Creative Paths Learning Center, Gross Point Crossing shopping center and more.
The new Target store is being developed by BlitzLake Partners, Chicago. It will be supported by 77 surface parking spaces on the south side of the building and in new parking spaces being added on Carol Street.