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Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Target Store Update - Grand Opening Soon!

Here is an updating on the coming Grand Opening of the new Target store in Fenton, Michigan. If anyone else has additional information of local interest, please send your comments for publication on FentonSays.com to admin@fentonsays.com.

The official date of the Grand Opening is July 23, 2006. There has been a lot of confusion as to when the Grand Opening is because Target does have some other activities planned leading up to the big date. Earlier reports, which have not yet been contradicted, states that Target will be opening their doors to the public on the 21st.

The location of this new store is near the intersection of U.S. 23 and Owen Road in Fenton. This is the third Target store in Genesee County with the previous two both being located in Flint. The store in Fenton is larger than traditional Target stores, boasting 127,000 square feet of space. This is the only Target store in the area that will have a Starbuck's located within the store. You read it right ... there will now be a Starbuck's in Fenton. I still like the coffee at Cafe Aroma or the French Laundry a lot better. But you Starbuck's junkies can now get your fix.

Other features of this store will include a Pharmacy and an expanded Refrigeration and Frozen Departments. Over 700 people submitted applications for the 200 jobs that Target has brought to town. This includes 22 full time managers. If you have an especially good resume and prior work history, you still may have a shot at getting one of these positions, but rumor has it that all of the initial job positions have been filled.

You may have noticed that the traffic light at Owen Road at the entrance of the new Target store in Fenton became operational this past Tuesday. Local residents and city officials are hopeful these new lights will keep the anticipated increase in traffic safely regulated. Welcome to Fenton, MI Target!


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