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Two Target Stores Slated To Close In Milwaukee, Superior

Target Officials: Pair Of Wisconsin Stores Among 13 Underperforming Across Country

Target store front
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Target plans to close 13 stores across the country, including ones in Superior and Milwaukee.

The closing will affect 85 employees at the Superior store.

Jason Serck, Superior planning and ports director, said city officials will meet with Target’s government affairs team on Friday.

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“Our big bend right now is to make sure that the employees are taken care of and that we can somehow work with Target on moving forward,” he said.

Serck said the announcement came as a surprise, and city officials are hoping to appeal the decision.

“It’s a significant real estate property,” he said. “It’s a significant employer in the city.”

Serck said the store and land are valued at roughly $5 million. Target spokeswoman Kristy Welker said stores are typically closed after several years of declining revenues.

Target laid off 2,500 workers at its corporate offices in Minnesota earlier this year. Welker said the stores are set to close at the end of January.

“Team members from the 13 impacted stores were notified on Monday that the 13 stores will close on Jan. 30, 2016, she said.

All eligible Target employees are being offered the option to transfer to other Target stores.

List Of Closing Stores:

  • Austin North East (Austin, Texas)
  • Suncoast Pasco County (Odessa, Florida)
  • Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Victorville, California
  • East Flint (Flint, Michigan)
  • Columbus Southwest (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Northridge (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Superior, Wisconsin
  • Springfield, Ohio
  • New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Anderson, Indiana
  • Dixie Highway (Louisville, Kentucky)

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