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Overheard in Asheville: Super Target on Smokey Park Highway

There has been construction happening next to the Lowes Home Improvement on Smokey Park, leading people to wonder what exactly will be filling in the now leveled land. Rumors have been flying, with residents guessing everything from a Wal-Mart, Golden Corral, or a two story Ingles complete with gas station. Many individuals have voiced their yearning and speculation that a Target or a Super Target would go in that spot. This staff writer decided to attempt to squelch at least one myth about what could be going there, and contacted the source directly. Here is what was found:


We’re excited to hear you want a Target store in your community. Interest from Target guests like you is a major factor we consider when we decide to build a new store.

As you might imagine, a lot of time and work goes into determining where and when to build a Target store. There’s involvement by people in the private and government sectors, and it may take months or even years to build a store.

Sometimes Target is mentioned as an example of a possible store anchor for a project by a developer or city. I don’t have any information about a store in the area/location/construction site you mentioned.

Thanks for your interest in Target. We’ll keep looking for more ways to serve you.





Target Guest Relations


Sorry, but it seems like lovers of Tar-Jay (as it is sometimes jokingly pronounced), will have to continue their shopping at the Target currently located on Tunnel Road.

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