Exit133 is about Tacoma
Millenials like to shop at Target, and as more of them move to cities, they're bringing Target stores with them.
New Target Expresses popping up in urban centers aren't the traditional big box format; they bring the one-stop convenience of the big box store to a smaller format, with "edited" selections of products and services. Walmart has a similar model, called Walmart Express. The smaller footprint stores, often located in mixed-use buildings, do fit in better with their physical surroundings, but they're still big chains.
The new Tacoma Walmart brought out the protesters, but we keep hearing about the desire for a downtown grocery store (the closing of the downtown Tacoma City Grocer notwithstanding).
There's not enough density downtown to support one yet, but with growth plans and new projects moving forward, we have to wonder: how would Tacomans react if a Walmart Express decided to locate in downtown Tacoma? We know of at least one available storefront ...Read more at Next City