New Maine Target Store Opens Days Before ‘Official Opening’
Last month, we got word that the new Target store in Auburn was going to be opening on November 6.
Well, it appears that it is open now!
According to an article on WGME's website, the store was open on Tuesday - about a week ahead of the projected opening date. A stream of local celebs, including Auburn's Mayor Levesque, stopped in to check out the new store.
It was back in December of 2020 that we first learned that Target was going to be going into the old Auburn K-Mart location. Then, in September of 2021, we got word we were going to have to wait a while longer for the new retail store.
The reason for the delay was the length of time that K-Mart held on to the old location and the amount of work that was going to be needed to renovate the store.
At the time, an article in the Lewiston Sun Journal said that K-Mart held the property until early summer. After they gave up the space, Target started a nearly $10 million renovation and addition to the space. That addition adds nearly 2,000 square feet to the building, bringing the usable space to over 110,000 square feet.
You can find Maine's newest Target on Center Street in Auburn.
While they have filled many of their positions, the management for the store is still hiring. In total, the store plans to employ about 250 people.
If you would like more information about openings, click HERE.
The new store will be joining other Maine Targets in Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, South Portland and Topsham.