Target Looking to Open Smaller Center City, University City Stores

Target is scouting out sites in Center City and University City in Philadelphia to build multiple versions of its new smaller urban store concept.

The popular discount department store is looking to build as many as four TargetExpress stores in areas of the city currently seeing a resurgence, Tom Londres, president and chief executive of the local real estate firm Metro Commercial, tells NBC10. His firm is helping Target find locations.

TargetExpress stores are around 20,000 square feet and offer a "tightly edited assortment of merchandise," the company's website said. The stores also feature fresh food, grab-and-go food, a pharmacy, beauty, electronics and other products.

Regular Target stores can range in size from 80,000 to more than 100,000 square feet. The largest Target on the East Coast recently opened in King of Prussia.

Londres said there's not a time frame yet on when the stores may open and that it will depend on the availability of a spot once it is found.

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