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Target bringing big changes to Mall at Lawson Heights

The American retailer is expected to open its doors next summer
Reported by Stephanie Froese
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Changes are coming at the Mall at Lawson Heights as Target has announced it will open its doors there next summer.

The huge American retailer announced today it will be moving into that mall and the Centre at 8th street in the summer of 2013.

The Zellers store, which currently occupies the space of the new Lawson Heights Target, will move out in October.

“(Target) will be making the store bigger, it will be going little to the south and quite a bit to the west and that’s why they’ll be closed for approximately eight to nine months,” said Betty Gibbon, general manager of the Mall at Lawson Heights.

Gibbon said the mall also has plans for a shiny new look to go along with the new store.

“We’re doing the interior of the hallway and increasing the light levels and changing the look. Then we’re going to be doing some work on the food court and we’re going to be changing our entrances,” said Gibbon.

She said that six other tenants are moving into the mall in the next few months with more to come after Target opens.

“The excitement in the retail industry for the Mall at Lawson Heights is quite extensive,” said Gibbon.

Three Target stores are planned to open in Saskatchewan, two in Saskatoon with a third location in Regina.

With files from David Kirton

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