More small-format Target stores are coming to Greater Boston

The smaller stores are "tailored to meet the needs of local guests," according to the company.

A rendering of the Porter Square location. –Courtesy of Target

Within the next year, locals can expect to see more of that iconic red bullseye.

Target has announced two store openings in Greater Boston slated for October 2018. The locations, in Burlington and Cambridge’s Porter Square neighborhood, will follow the company’s small-format store model. They will be the sixth and seventh in the area to do so, joining the already-opened Stoneham, Packard’s Corner, and Cambridge’s Central Square neighborhood locations, as well as stores in Roslindale and Medford, which will open in March and July 2018, respectively.

“Boston is a priority city for growth and investment at Target, and our small-format stores offer local guests the ease and inspiration of a curated assortment alongside a pickup point for online orders,” said Mark Schindele, Target’s senior vice president of properties, in a press release.


The Burlington location will be approximately 46,000 square feet in size, while Porter Square will be about 28,000 square feet. Each store is expected to employ 75 people.

The move aligns with Target’s goal of reaching new consumers by “expanding small-format stores near college campuses, dense suburban neighborhoods and urban areas,” according to the press release. The company plans to operate 130 small-format stores in the U.S. by the end of 2019.


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