Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.
Originally announced last year, the Chicago CityTarget opened in July and features groceries, everyday essentials, trendy fashions and exclusive designer collections. In addition, the store includes an in-store Pret A Manger, part of a London-based chain of cafés that sells a selection of fresh and healthy sandwiches, soups, salads and coffee. Other CityTarget locations are opening in Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco.