May 2, 2017 By Jason Cohen
Target, the second largest discount store in the country, is coming to Jackson Heights.
The store is set to open at the beginning of 2018, and will be part of an 80,000 square foot building that is replacing the old movie theater at 40-31 82nd Street.
The retailer signed a 15-year lease and will take more than 20,000 square feet of space on the ground floor of the building known as the Shoppes at 82nd Street. The greater development comes with retail, offices and underground parking.
The cinema, which was built in 1924, closed three years ago after the operator was unable to pay the rent.
The theater was then bought in September 2016 by Sun Equity Partners and the Heskel Group for $27 million.
Target currently has stores in other Queens neighborhoods such as Forest Hills, Elmhurst and College Point.
Set to open beginning of 20
18. It’s fake news
It’s not fake news. That’s what was known at the time. The developer said that’s when it would open. The problem is, the story should have attributed the opening date to the developer.
Wonderful in my neighborhood Target I love Target I stay 30 year en Jackson Heights!
I am living in jacsonhits looking in job in your store. Thanks.
I am looking a job in target
They should put a jail there. Its local. People from the hood dont be traveling to far to go visit friends and relatives who are incarcerated
so when are we developing a Starbucks, Chipotle, AMC Movie theater in Jackson heights off 73rd/74th street. This is long due for a make over!!!
Underground parking. Terrible idea. We need to discourage driving through that congested area, which has very narrow streets, in favor of transit, bike and foot traffic.
It’s already a congested street, imagine with construction
Happy in my neighborhood target!!!
Underground parking whatt a joke. Its impossible
With all the congestion up there that would be the only solution. Only thing it that I’m sure they will charge and there will be plently of non target shopper parking there ….
Target needs to sign a lease at the Ridgewood location also 350 st Nicholas ave
Good idea we don’t have store like this for a long time make Jackson Heights more upgrades and I think I could get to work there since I live a block away from this location ??