Target store to debut in East Peoria, Ill.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is slated to open a new store in East Peoria, Ill., making it the first Target store in the city.

The 135,000-sq.-ft. store, which will be part of the 86-acre East Peoria Downtown development, will include a selection of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and prepackaged baked goods, as well as a Starbucks and a Target pharmacy. The East Peoria Target will open in March 2013.

"Target is excited to open its first store in East Peoria," said Bryan Everett, Target SVP stores in the Midwest. "We are committed to being a good neighbor to the East Peoria and surrounding Illinois communities, and to developing long-lasting relationships with our guests."

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