Opening dates set for Center City Target stores

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Target envisions its 19,000-square-foot store at Chestnut and 12th Streets, to open in July 2016, as looking like this. The news follows the disclosure in June that the Minneapolis-based company also plans to open a store in the Rittenhouse Square area. Target (Target)

Opening dates have been set for the two Target stores coming to Center City this year.

The first, located at 1128 Chestnut St., is scheduled to open July 20, according to a Target spokeswoman.

Another Target is slated to open at 1900 Chestnut St. on Oct. 5.

The stores are what the company describes as "flexible format" locations, which have slimmed-down designs and emphasize order pickups from Target's website.

The locations are part of Target's expansion into urban areas and will be smaller than the retail giant's typical suburban shopping centers.

The 1128 Chestnut store will have about 19,000 square feet with merchandise that includes apparel, home, health and beauty items, toys, sporting goods, tech items and fresh groceries, including grab-and-go offerings, the company says. The location will also have a pharmacy and Starbucks.

The 19th Street location will span about 21,000 square feet over two floors, selling apparel, home, tech and beauty supplies, and fresh groceries.

A third Center City shop planned for 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. is expected to open in October 2017.