Goleta Store Opens Right on Target

The long awaited, much anticipated Target store is open and bustling with customers in Goleta.  The 117,000 square-foot business located in the former home of Kmart on the corner of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road offers an array of apparel, accessories, kids and baby products, toys, sporting goods, home décor, furniture and more. There is also a pharmacy and optical store located inside.  To celebrate the Grand Opening in October, Target had a ribbon cutting with all of the fanfare you would expect.  What was unexpected and much appreciated is that Target invited the City Council and staff for a sneak peek before the ribbon cutting since the event conflicted with the City Council meeting.  City Council members and staff enjoyed getting a private tour of the new business and enjoyed seeing all that the retail giant has to offer.  More than 300 people work at the new Target and in addition to new jobs, the store is expected to bring added revenue to the City.