Three California Target Stores Unexpectedly and Permanently Closing October 21st

Joel Eisenberg
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Target has unexpectedly announced it is permanently closing three Northern California stores, in the Bay area, on October 21st.

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According to a September 26th report from, ongoing crime such as shoplifting is major reason given for the upcoming closures.

As excerpted from the report, quoting an official Target statement on the matter: "We cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance," Target said in a news release. “We know that our stores serve an important role in their communities, but we can only be successful if the working and shopping environment is safe for all.”

The three closing Northern California stores are as follows:

San Francisco:

1690 Folsom St. (Folsom and 13th St)


2650 Broadway (Oakland Broadway & 27th)


4301 Century Blvd.

In addition to the three Northern California stores, other Target locations throughout the country are also closing that same day, for the same reasons. The report goes on to state a Harlem, New York location is also closing, as well as two in Seattle and three in Portland, Oregon.


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