Target Signs Deal To Open A New Store In South Beach

Target has signed a lease to open a new store in South Beach.

The company will open a store inside Comras Company’s new three-story, 66,389-square-foot BLVD at Lenox at 527 Lenox Avenue, which will replace a former nightclub.

It will be a smaller-format store, sized at just 33,157 square feet. By comparison, the Fifth & Alton complex next door includes a 44,586-square-foot Publix and a 36,128-square-foot Best Buy.

Based on the lease documents, the retailer is likely planning to sell groceries and have a pharmacy. The terms of the deal prohibit a supermarket, pharmacy, or Amazon-type lockers anywhere else within the new project.

Zyscovich is the project architect.

 

Update: Target issued a press release confirming the store. Groundbreaking is scheduled for early 2018, with completion in spring 2019.

 

 

 

 

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Marc305

This location and this building in particular has housed many failed nightclubs over the years. On the other hand the building across the street that has Best Buy, Petco, Total Wine, and Publix has been very successful. Which means there is enough demand for another Big Box store, probably why Target decided to build there. I personally think they will do fine.

Anonymous

The store will do fine but the community will suffer.

Anonymous

The community will suffer from having convenient affordable food and clothing….the horror

Anonymous

Target is not building. They are leasing from the Developer. For what it’s worth.

Anonymous

Developer didn’t present plans to the city with a big box in the plans. It was divided into spaces < 10k sf

Anonymous

If only we had light rail….

Anonymous

Target is very much welcome in Miami Beach however that particular site is going to completely shut down that street. Lenox and 5th is already really bad with people leaving 5th street shops and this will dump traffic in the same place.

Anonymous

Love Target. I was at my local one just yesterday. 🙂

Anonymous

The approved plans presented to design review board/city of miami beach show the space subdivided into 5 major store fronts on ground level. Talk about a bait and switch by the developer.

Anonymous

9* on ground floor, 5 on top floor. Either way, bait and switch.

Anonymous

Source?

Anonymous

Can you imagine the gridlock you will experience leaving publix to head northbound on lenox after it is built?Good luck.Gridlock!

Anonymous

Stay home then.

Anonymous

That left turn out of the 5th and Alton garage should be banned!

Anonymous

Hmmm. Just last week there was an article I read that Target was closing 12 stores. My guess is these stores were not profitable or in undesirable areas

Anonymous

Yeah, Lauderhill is the Miami Gardens of Broward County.

Anonymous

perfect for wasting all the money you didn’t need

Anonymous

Build the Midtown Walmart.. or build it on the 6 acres on 17th and NE 2nd Ave.

Anonymous

Yuck. Besides, even a park was shot down because of the cemetery.

Anonymous

If Target is OK, what’s wrong with Walmart? Cut from the same cloth.

Anonymous

Yeah, except the part of the cloth Walmart was cut from was wiped with somebody’s ass.

Anonymous

Build a Cracker Barrel and a Subaru dealership in Liberty City.

Anonymous

and this has WHAT to do with the South Beach Target?

Anonymous

A nice mixed-use project would be a good fit there.

Anonymous

Say no to Target on South Beach!

Anonymous

My girlfriend is always saying NO to me……

Anonymous

Ugh.

Anonymous

YAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

How did the HPB approve such an ugly building? I hope Target means it looks different, considering the attached plans are for individual retail space.

Anonymous

Is it in a historic district? Either way, did they present plans to the relevant planning body with a large tenant in mind ?

Anonymous

South Beach is an urban area, 5th Street needs a road diet and this is the type of development that’s not needed. Just look at the parking plan, that’s clearly a reason why they decided to build there.

The same people that have protested Walmart in Miami probably welcome Target with open arms, even though they source their inventory from similar factories in Asia.

AndrewN

Saying urban and that this type of development is not needed because it is urban is counterintuitive. Urban areas don’t de-density. They build up!

Anonymous

Build it without parking.

Anonymous

great idea…that way someone’s 70 year old mamacita can walk 8 blocks with all her groceries in 90 degree heat

Anonymous

they’ll be taking the bus anyway

Anonymous

Well, Target is to Starbucks as Walmart is to Dunkin’ Donuts coffee from a truck stop. Both source their coffee from the same banana republic plantations, but charge an arm and leg for it in a cup of ice. The clientele is still quite different, and that’s not what’s wanted for a gentrified area already been to hell and back.