Staff Report

Target has officially announced plans to expand its reach to guests in Santa Barbara with a new, approximately 117,000-square-foot store in Goleta planned to open in 2019. The store will be located at 6865 Hollister Ave., an address currently occupied by Kmart which announced its planned October closure earlier this month. The new store will feature Target’s next generation store design. It will be Target’s second store in the area, joining the planned Santa Barbara Galleria small-format store.

“With the positive response following the plans we shared for our Santa Barbara Galleria store, we are excited to find another opportunity to grow our presence in the Santa Barbara community. The Goleta store will feature our latest store design, giving guests a modern, convenient location to stock up on fresh groceries, everyday essentials, home goods and more,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Properties, Target.

Target has signed a lease with Merlone Geier Partners for the Goleta store. It will offer a product assortment that guests expect from Target, including apparel and accessories, kids’ and baby care products, toys and sporting goods, fresh grocery, home décor and furniture, health and beauty and other departments.

This store will also offer Order Pickup and will employ more than 200 employees

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Target and welcome a Target store to the City of Goleta. Bringing a well-loved brand with a terrific shopping experience will be great addition to the Goleta community,” said Will Tipton, managing director, Merlone Geier Partners.