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May 4, 2013

Former Target building sold to Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia – Daily Press

Filed under: dead stores,Hampton,Target — Anita @ 8:54 pm

Former Target building sold to Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia – Daily Press.

I just noticed this today when driving behind the old Target on the way to Wal Mart. There’s no sign up on the old Target yet, just Goodwill trucks in the back, and the cart deposit is painted “Goodwill Blue”.

Former Hampton department store now home for Goodwill
Target site shuttered since 2009 to get new use in late winter or early spring
September 12, 2012|By Robert Brauchle, | 757-247-2827

HAMPTON — Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia Inc. is opening a retail store and jobs center in the 118,000-square-foot building along Saville Row once occupied by a Target department store.

The non-profit agency has purchased the property behind Hampton Chevrolet for $3.7 million, according to property records. The property is assessed at $5.5 million.

Goodwill plans to run a retail store, outlet center, computer store, community employment center and support office in the facility once it opens in late winter or early spring, Goodwill Communications Manager Ellen Thornhill said.

The retail store will open first, she said, and the ancillary services, such as the computer store and employment center, will debut later.

“The stores are really the economic engine in our business we’re in, which is to try to get people employed by removing any kind of obstacles that may be in their way,” she said. “The stores will fund that mission.”

Items not sold in the retail store are then discounted further and moved to the outlet area.

At least 20 people will be employed in the retail area of the store once it opens. More employees will be hired as the space is filled with other services, Thornhill said.

“Goodwill executives met with the leadership of Coliseum Central and discussed their plans for the building,” Elizabeth McCoury, Coliseum Central Business Improvement District executive director, wrote in an emailed response to an inquiry about the Goodwill store.

“Goodwill is excited about their relocation and expansion within Coliseum Central,” McCoury wrote. “The new location will allow them to better serve the needs of their customers and further their mission.”

The building at 1911 Saville Row sits on 9.5 acres and was used from 1996 to 2009 as a Target. In addition to the car dealership, its neighbors are Walmart and Langley Federal Credit Union. The building was closed when a larger Target was built in Peninsula Town Center — a .7—mile drive from the Saville Row location.

Goodwill has headquarters in Richmond and Virginia Beach and operates retail locations in Hampton, Yorktown and Newport News.

Despite being a non-profit organization, Goodwill pays the full compliment of real estate, personal property, state sales and business license taxes, said Ross Mugler, Hampton’s Commissioner of Revenue.

Chris Rouzie handled negotiations on behalf of the buyer. He is the senior vice president and managing broker of Thalhimer, a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance.

“We’ve been in Hampton Roads for decades, but we’re really excited to deepen our presence in the region and this is a big step in that direction,” Thornhill said.


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