That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

January 15, 2015

Target winds down in Canada

Filed under: dead chains,Target,what — Anita @ 2:55 pm

Target took over the old Zellers stores barely a year and a half ago.

August 7, 2014

SECRET FUN BLOG: The Charles Spencer Anderson Halloween

Filed under: Target — Anita @ 9:13 pm


Great blog entry about the 2003 Target Halloween campaign.

May 1, 2014

“The Old Target Store in Duluth”

Filed under: Target — Anita @ 5:29 pm

The Old Target Store in Duluth.

Pictures before a 1982 remodeling of a Target store. Man, all that red is kinda nauseating. I wanted to see if the store was still open, but there was no address on the page. Maybe its this one, although the Google Street View image is terrible, the store certainly seems huge enough to be the one on the webpage.

December 22, 2013

Never forget the Crazy Black Friday Target lady commercials

Filed under: Christmas,commercials,Target — Anita @ 8:25 pm

Screen shot 2013-12-22 at 8.24.43 PM

Crazy Black Friday Target Lady Playlist – YouTube.

August 17, 2013

“The secret life of Target’s mascot, Bullseye”

Filed under: Target — Anita @ 1:16 am

Bullseye eats dog food; Target will not divulge what kind. She enjoys many types of treats—no elaboration. She travels first-class; the type of carrier and all other travel arrangements are secret. She even has a rider, rock-star-style, that specifies her working conditions at events across the continent. These include a private space where she can retreat, Garbo-style, and a mandated number of breaks per hour. Target will not say how many.

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.

September 16, 2011

Target’s Missoni fallout post

Filed under: Target — Anita @ 4:44 pm

This entry is an archive of everything Target for Missoni related.

“Missoni for Target Orders Delayed a Month, Possibly Canceled.” (Racked)

original Lookbook (Racked)
larger view

This also includes a picture of the makeup brushes that were not produced, according to Target’s style Twitter the brushes were not up to quality:





(This is all I could get, the site began to crash again as I was capping these)

The entire collection from Racked:


Click for larger

Other accounts, which also includes the “Four cart asshat”, heh.

November 26, 2010

YouTube – Target: 4 AM

Filed under: Christmas,commercials,Target — Anita @ 2:38 am

This commercial is easily on the shortlist of my favorite commercials of all time already.

July 20, 2010


Filed under: Target — Anita @ 11:50 pm

(seriously, this just c&p’d off of my online journal from 2008)

It’s a little movie called Career Opportunities. Or, as I like to call it, “the movie that takes place in a Target.”

That’s how I found this movie one day after school way back in 1998 while flipping through the channels (as I would do after school since we didn’t have a computer back then). I got hooked into the movie due to it taking place in a Target, and I loved seeing what Target used to look like back in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s (we didn’t even get Targets in this part of Va until 1996). It gave me the warm and fuzzies because back then Target looked a lot like the discount stores we would shop in at night when I was a little kid. Years ago, I had mentioned this movie to a friend, but I told him that I had forgotten the title of the movie, and I had only seen it once on TV. He automatically knew what movie I was talking about and he said that he liked it a lot too since he was a Target freak. A few days ago he sent me a “feel better package” and it included a copy of the movie.

I love seeing all the old products that I remember mom buying when I was little, like Leggs pantyhose eggs, and



…. CABOODLES. omg, this was the best scene in the movie. I have the light purple and dark purple one, the bigger one on the center shelf.

Also note the Jovan Sex Appeal box Josie is holding. Back when I was able to shop at the BX while waiting for mom at the Commissary, I’d always go over to the cologne section and smell the Sex Appeal.

August 19, 2009

SNL “Target Lady” Sketches

Filed under: Target — Anita @ 6:56 pm

Customer #3: Excuse me, is this register open?

Customer #2: Yeah, I guess, but the lady just took off.

Customer #3: Is it a white lady with a haircut that looks like she’s got bangs that go all the way around her head and never stop?

Customer #2: Yeah.

Customer #3: Does she sound like her voice box is covered in egg?

Customer #2: That’s her.

Customer #3: Yep, I thought so. I’m waiting in the other line.

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