GOOD SIGN: Is Gladstone's limited range Target Country being replaced with a full size Target? Photo Helen Spelitis / Gladstone Observer
GOOD SIGN: Is Gladstone's limited range Target Country being replaced with a full size Target? Photo Helen Spelitis / Gladstone Observer Helen Spelitis

No more ‘country’ on Target sign at Stockland

IS IT A SIGN? If looks aren't deceiving Gladstone's Target Country will soon be replaced by a full line Target store.

There has been no formal confirmation from Stockland, but the word 'Country' doesn't appear on the new sign on the Kmart and Coles side of Stockland at Kin Kora.

And when the three-year, three-stage expansion was announced it did include a full line Coles, Kmart and Target as well as 101 specialty stores.

We also believe the Stockland board will be meeting in Gladstone this week to discuss when works for the long awaited $160 million expansion will start; although that too hasn't been confirmed.

A Stockland spokesperson said only that the company "conducts regular asset tours" and that plans for the Gladstone redevelopment were being "finalised".   

The shopping centre expansion was tipped to start this time last year so it's already 12 months overdue.

Target Country has a limited range of Target merchandise, such as apparel and soft homewares, and stores are generally only 857sq m in size.

However Target has full range of products including the latest in women's, men's and children's fashion plus cosmetics, accessories, a full range of toys and games, electrical appliances and bedding.

Target stores - only in metropolitan and major regional centres - are 5000sq m on average.

The question remains; what brand names will fill the remaining three blank spaces on the sign?



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