Long-awaited Target set to open in New Hyde Park in April

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Long-awaited Target set to open in New Hyde Park in April
A long-awaited Target store is set to open in New Hyde Park in April. (Courtesy of Mike Kalasnik/Creative Commons)

A long-awaited Target is set to open in New Hyde Park next month more than four years after building plans for the store were submitted to the town of North Hempstead.

“I hope that it does bring jobs and another retail source for our community. It’s good to see companies investing in brick and mortar,” state Sen. Jack Martins told Alb Media. Martins oversees the 7th District, which includes New Hyde Park, Roslyn, Great Neck, Port Washington, Sea Cliff, Glen Cove and so on.

The Target will be located in the Lake Success Shopping Center at 1400 Union Tpke. A Starbucks and CVS pharmacy will be located inside the Target, according to signs on the outside of the building and online postings.

A grand opening is scheduled for April 14.

The Target will occupy the largest retail space in the shopping center, a three-level building that is approximately 115,000 square feet. The building has been vacant since 2018, after the closing of a Sears department store.

The incoming Target was announced in 2019 and its opening has been delayed by the pandemic and a slow-going permit process, according to a partner at the shopping center and the firm representing the shopping center’s landlord.

“We live in an Amazon world where it has become so easy for people to order things and have it delivered directly to their house that it makes us appreciate how important it is that we do have brick-and-mortar retail stores in our communities,” Martins said.

“And I hope it’s a sign of things to come,” he said. “That there will be others that will take that lead and invest in our communities and open doors and some of these empty storefronts that we see will begin to fill up.”

The Lake Success Shopping Center has struggled in recent years due to the loss of major retailers like Modell’s Sporting Goods, Sears, Pier 1 Imports and Bed Bath & Beyond. The shopping center’s vacancy rate is 7.38%, as reported by Newsday.

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