Target Spokesperson Confirms New Store Will Be Coming To Jamestown

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WEST ELLICOTT – The county’s first Target store will be moving into the former K-mart in West Ellicott. 







A Target spokesperson confirmed the news Thursday evening in a statement to WNY News Now. 

“We’re excited to bring an easy, safe and convenient shopping experience to new guests in this community with this new Target store,” the statement read. “As we get closer to opening the store, we’ll have more specific details to share – including how the shopping experience will be tailored to serve local guests and the grand opening date.” 







Located at 975 Fairmount Ave., Chautauqua County’s Clerk said the business purchased the 117,000 square feet property late last month. 

This will be the first time since August 2019 that a business will operate out of the location after K-mart closed as part of a nationwide cut back by their parent company Sears. 













When reached by telephone, Town of Ellicott Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin also confirmed the company purchased the building, however said representatives have not spoke with his office yet. 

He says the business will need to file for a permit to make changes to the building; like installing new outdoor signage for example. The Supervisor did say crews were at the site recently to survey the property. 

Ether way, McLaughlin says this is good news for the town. He says however the company will likely need to make several charges to the property, like indoor and exterior painting. 

The Target spokesperson did not describe a timeline for opening, however he said the company plans to open the store “in the next few years.” 

 

ORIGINAL @ 1:22 PM: 

WEST ELLICOTT – A Target store might be coming to West Ellicott after the company purchased the former K-mart shopping center. 

Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore tells WNY News Now the company purchased the property late last month. 

The K-mart closed in August 2019 as part of a nationwide cut back by their parent company Sears. 

Since then, the location has sat empty. Until now, the future of the site was unknown. 

When reached by telephone, Town of Ellicott Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin also confirmed the company purchased the building, however said representatives have not spoke to his office yet. 

He says the business will need to file for a permit to make changes to the building; like installing new outdoor signage for example. The Supervisor did say crews were at the site recently to survey the property. 

Ether way, McLaughlin says this is good news for the town. He says however the company will likely need to make several charges to the property, like indoor and exterior painting. 

 

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