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Sterling Heights Target Store To Permanently Close On Saturday

May 31, 2019 - 3:03 pm

STERLING HEIGHTS (WWJ) - A Macomb County Target store will be shutting its doors for good this weekend. 

Officials with the city of Sterling Heights were notified back in February that the location on Van Dyke, just north of 15 Mile Road, would be closing effective Saturday, June 1. 

The chain did not give an official reason for the closure, but a spokesperson told the Detroit News the retailer typically closes stores after several years of decreasing profitability.

While this means about 130 employee will lose their jobs, Target has said it's been working to find eligible employees new positions at other area locations.

Mayor Michael Taylor said the city is "disappointed," but that he has no doubt the space will be quickly redeveloped given the amount of construction activity in the area. The city is collaborating with the owners on redevelopment projects for the 10,000 square-foot site. 

There is good news, however, for Sterling Heights Target shoppers: The other Sterling Heights Target will remain open, not too far away, on Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.) near Dequindre Rd. 

After Saturday, there will be 18 Target stores remaining in Metro Detroit. 

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