Target Stores Planned For Koreatown And Near USC

Even though the depressing, unfinished husk of a would-be Target has been chilling in East Hollywood for quite some time now, things are looking up for Target fans. The mega-chain plans on opening smaller Targets in Koreatown and near USC.

Similar to the CityTarget at downtown's FIGat7th, these new "urban stores" will be focused on offering smaller packages of goods (instead of Costco-sized bags of toilet paper) so that people who are on the go on foot or using public transportation will have an easier time lugging their purchases home, the L.A. Times reports.

The first of these stores is scheduled to open at the USC Village retail complex, located next to the college campus, in July 2017. This one will have a college feel as the store will not only be selling household items perfect for dorm and apartment use and groceries, it'll also have USC clothing and grab-and-go meals for students. Target will be in good company as the USC Village will include a 12,700-square-foot Trader Joe's, a Bank of America, a Starbucks and a fitness center when construction is completed in 2017.

As for Koreatown, expect a 22,000-square-foot Target to open up in a residential development off Virgil Avenue and 6th Street in late 2017 or early 2018. Think groceries, pick-up prescription meds, and clothing for this store, CBS Los Angeles reports.

However, don't call these two new urban stores "CityTarget" or "TargetExpress"—the company is rebranding all of those as just Targets.