Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

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Target to Take Over Kmart Location?
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Are the rumors true? Will Target really take over the Kmart in Goleta? The lease for the building at 6865 Hollister Ave has been up for a little while and earlier edhat reported that Sears Holdings would be closing down many of their Kmart and Sears stores, although Goleta was not named at that time. Perhaps Kmart is letting their lease expire?

Allegedly Target has already filed papers with the City to remodel the building. 

What do edhat readers think about this?

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a-1571643084 Jun 14, 2018 04:05 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

My understanding is the Goleta K-Mart is one of the most profitable K-Mart stores in the country. If that's true, I would doubt they have any plans to vacate.

420722 Jun 12, 2018 05:26 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Maybe I didn’t see this answer in the other comments but are they going to continue with the galleria location as well? I don’t see the need for two targets within 12 miles of each other. Either way I’m happy for Kmart to stay or Target to enter..still would rather have it be a Walmart lol!!

pstarSR Jun 12, 2018 05:44 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

yes they will be doing BOTH locations if this proposal goes through. regardless of distance, the business model for target and any other large chain is to flood the market with only themselves to get EVERY purchase. why do we have 30 startbucks coffee houses on state street all within blocks of each other? is it different coffee? different scones? nope its to blanket the market to get all the sales.

mgm Jun 12, 2018 04:20 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

I really hope that all those complaining about the traffic, would stay/will stay out of Goleta. I don't like downtown so guess what, I stay the hell away and don't complain about what's going on over there because I don't care and it doesn't affect me. I've lived in that area most of my life, have seen the changes from the old dirt lot that became Linens & Things, Costco and so. And guess what I deal with it, and if I complain its because I can, I live here. Most the people complaining on here about Goleta don't even live here and to the rest that do well... I feel your pain!

Bodyboarder73 Jun 12, 2018 02:16 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

I’d be surprised if Target built before 3-5 years. That is the most profitable Kmart in the country. It’s supposed to be the last to close because all the freight from the rest of the stores closing will be sent/sold their. Maybe Target paid a huge amount for the property and it’ll be gone sooner than planned. I’m curios to hear a planned opening date.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 03:57 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Dude, Target's not building anything. They're going to lease and remodel the space. The building currently leased and occupied by Kmart.

sacjon Jun 12, 2018 01:51 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Nope, not all by the same people. I've made some of the comments re: bigoted posts being upvoted, but not all of them. I clicked "hide" my handle because it's a habit and I don't really think about it. Not like my "handle" isn't really anonymous anyway. Either way, I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds it disturbing that anyone who speaks up against "elitist" type comments gets down-voted. I see this all the time on here lately. Good day!

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 01:33 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Haha! The bigotted bubble-babies are going wild in here! Keep up the down-votes! See you later!

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 01:09 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Sorry to see Kmart go. Glad it will become a Target. (Anybody remember Fedco? It was Target's predecessor.)

sbgoodies Jun 13, 2018 08:31 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

I want kmart to stay as well. we really dont need a target, but im guessing either kmart will stay or they will be priced out by the landlord.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 11:45 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Reading the responses is a crack-up, and the only reason I come to EdHat. What a small, snooty, nosy-parker little world you all inhabit.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 12:24 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Shhhhh.... don't laugh at or criticize the bigots in any way. They'll down-vote you to deletion!

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 11:07 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Some of these comments are quite telling about the bubble in which most of the area's residents live. Veiled bigotry ("demographics" in Goleta vs SB) gets upvotes?

Trudi Jun 12, 2018 10:51 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

I actually like that KMart I have bought some very well priced laundry products and most recently, a cute little lamp for my dresser. So I have mixed feelings about it - I love Target too. Wish we could have both.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 10:36 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Brilliant forward thinking by the folks at Target. The 5 Points location will attract the higher end customer, and the Kmart location will do "gangbusters" due to the demographics of that area. Both locations will bring much needed jobs and tax dollars, and we get the benefit of quality products at reasonable prices. Traffic? Deal with it or take public transport. Parking? Deal with it or take public transportation.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 03:19 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

SBSURFERLIFE - so you didn't write that? So, how can you defend an admittedly "snobby" comment without knowing what meaning the key word was intended to convey? This is what irritates me - people ingorantly defending snobby and likely bigoted comments without question.

SBsurferlife Jun 12, 2018 03:09 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

That's how I interpreted that person's demographic comment. Snobby, sure. Bigoted, I didn't think so but that's up for interpretation. No need to get this upset about it. Personally I don't enjoy fighting for shopping carts with hoards of 19 year-olds buying microwaves, but I guess I'm snobby that way.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 02:00 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

SBSURFERLIFE - then why didn't you say that in the first place? When you call one set of customers from the SB area "higher end" and then refer to the customers at the Kmart location being of a different "demographic," it sounds a little snobby, don't you think?

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 01:05 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

SBSURFERLIFE - not offended by the term, just irked over the blatant bigotry on here. Glad it doesn't bother you though. Hang loose, brah! lol

SBsurferlife Jun 12, 2018 12:46 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

To the person offended by the term "gangbusters." You seem to be unclear what this term means. Here you go... Gangbuster: very successful, especially commercially. modifier noun: gangbuster "the restaurant did a gangbuster business"

mm1970 Jun 12, 2018 12:34 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Suburban Goleta soccer moms? I hit up Kmart on my lunch break. If I needed something at Target, I'd prob do the same instead of dealing with parking at 5 pts area.

mm1970 Jun 12, 2018 12:35 PM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Suburban Goleta soccer moms? I hit up Kmart on my lunch break. If I needed something at Target, I'd prob do the same instead of dealing with parking at 5 pts area.

Trudi Jun 12, 2018 11:44 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

What lol? Why would the location matter as to the clientele? Target is Target. I would rather to go a larger one that has more products and bigger parking than a smaller one - nothing to do with whether or not I'm "higher end", whatever that means.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 10:51 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

What is it about the "demographics of that area" leads you to believe the customers would be any different from the 5 Points location? "Gangbusters?" Come on, really? Also... public transport gets stuck in traffic too. JEEZ.... out of touch much?

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 09:39 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Rumors are true! Goleta City Councilmember Roger Aceves confirmed that Target submitted papers to the City with their plans to remodel. Now it lies in the City of Goleta's hands to not mess this up for the locals, like they did last time.

a-1571643084 Jun 14, 2018 06:41 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Really? Maybe the question about a membership fee is from a nonconsumer and/or from someone who drives as little as possible to help the environment. Someone who buys things made only in the USA. That describes me, for example.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 10:30 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Is this a serious question? I know there are people here that live in a bubble, but if this is a legit question, than it's a whole new level of isolation.

SB_TAHOE Jun 12, 2018 09:25 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/target_submits_preliminary_proposal_take_over_kmart_goletas_site?utm_source=Noozhawk%217s+A.M.+Report&utm_campaign=9aae018d547-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cb3764aba6e-9aae018547-246057041

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 09:22 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

This has been planned for months and it's happening. We'll get a lot more details soon since the non-disclosures are no longer enforced for those in the know. The city planners, developers, and commercial real estate agents, and landlords were pretty good about keeping it quiet for so long.

mgm Jun 12, 2018 09:46 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Cant be worse than the La Cumbre location, right? And this will be a full sized one, so it would be worth the struggle IMHO.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 09:26 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

WOW, it may really be happening! But..... think of how bad that traffic will be there. It's going to get ugly out there!

mountart Jun 12, 2018 09:09 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

I wish Target would move where KMart is, having a Target where the Galleria is with such limited parking seems like a really daft idea

CS805 Jun 12, 2018 08:45 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Speaking of Target, according to Target's Corporate website. They pushed back the opening of the La Cumbre store to 2019.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 08:40 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

If Target is moving to the Galleria, why would they also open up at Kmart? Sadly, I think we're stuck with Kmart for now and will be "blessed" with a mini Target at one of the already most busy intersections in town. Traffic will be insane, but hey.... we'll have a Target!

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 08:33 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Targets everywhere open at 8am. If you want to avoid traffic, go early. Have breakfast at Cajun Kitchen, then walk over to Target. I'm happy, because I won't have to drive to Target in Ventura anymore, and will keep my dollars local. Target pays $11 hour, in case you want to apply.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 08:02 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

The traffic is already a disaster in that area. I can't imagine what this change would do. The 'build everything' mentality of the Goleta City Council has come home to roost. I'd love to see a Target there but the resulting gridlock will keep me away.

EastBeach Jun 12, 2018 07:41 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

I'd be happy with just the Galleria store if they support "pickup in store". Use it like an Amazon Locker.

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 06:28 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Kmart isn't going anywhere, for now. Ours is pretty successful, they don't have much competition...

a-1571643084 Jun 12, 2018 03:12 AM
Target to Take Over Kmart Location?

Target is moving in to the old Galleria Building on the corner of La Cumbre Rd. They are remodeling the Interior space. I see some work being done but not much.

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