Target is coming to Bensonhurst.
Barely a month after news broke that 18th Avenue’s Annie Sez and Mandee stores would close for good, Target announced that it will be bringing a “flexible-format store” to the pair’s former over-20,000-square-foot space, located at 6401 18th Avenue.
The new single-level store is projected to open in October of this year, following quickly on the heels of the January opening of a brand new Target in downtown Brooklyn’s City Point.
“We look forward to serving even more guests in Brooklyn with the addition of Target’s Bensonhurst store that will open this fall,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president of Properties at Target. “We think the community will enjoy the convenient shopping experience with a broad, unique product assortment that only Target can provide.”
The new location is set to include: a curated assortment of kids’ and baby care products, as well as toys; fresh grab-and-go groceries, select kosher items; an assortment of apparel and accessories for women, men, kids and babies; select home items; an assortment of health, personal care and beauty products; a curated selection of electronics, entertainment and sporting goods; and more.
This is just one of 31 “flexible-format” Target developments slated to be constructed in urban and heavily populated environments over the next three years.
The unique double-storefront space was home to Annie Sez and Mandee for over 10 years. The stores announced their closing via signage posted both outside and inside in December of last year, explaining that the lease was ending and that “everything must go.”
However, a spokesperson with A & M (2015) LLC, the owners of the Mandee and Annie Sez brands, has said that “other Bensonhurst locations will be the home of the new Mandee and Annie Sez stores, and we anticipate opening in the first quarter of 2017.”