Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 | 9:55 a.m.
Big-box retailer Target has its sights set on the Las Vegas Strip.
It plans to open a scaled-down, 20,000-square-foot store at the Showcase Mall near the MGM Grand on Las Vegas Boulevard.
“With more than 42 million people visiting Las Vegas each year, Target is designing this store with the unique needs of business travelers, tourists and nearby residents in mind,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target properties.
“Our Las Vegas Showcase store will offer convenience and inspiration for pedestrians on the Strip, as well as surface parking to make shopping even easier,” he said.
The store is set to open in 2020 and is expected to employ 150 people.
Target is opening small-format stores in areas where a full-size store may not fit, such as in urban areas, dense suburban neighborhoods and near college campuses.
The Strip store will carry quick-trip shopping items including beauty products, tourist merchandise, apparel and grab-and-go food and drinks.