Target Closed These 13 Stores in 2023 (Will There Be More?)

Customers said goodbye to these 13 Target locations last year.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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Many people love Target because it helps them save money on everyday essentials, home goods, and even groceries.

But if you are a fan of the retailer, we have some bad news: Target has announced the closure of more than a dozen locations this year.

Is your favorite Target store closing its doors? Check this list to find out.

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New York

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  • 517 E. 117th St., Harlem

This Target in New York’s Harlem neighborhood is closing due to theft and organized retail crime at the location.

Target said it invested in other strategies to reduce theft and protect its workers before making the decision to close this location.


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  • 4535 University Way NE, Seattle
  • 1448 NW Market St., Suite 100, Seattle

These two Seattle locations were closed due to theft and crime concerns, according to Target. However, the retailer continues to operate 22 other locations in the metro area.


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  • 7501 Baltimore Ave., College Park

Target said the location in College Park would be shuttered due to a drop in foot traffic coming into the store.

The location was one of several Target closings announced in May in various places. All locations being closed at that time were smaller-format stores with around 20,000 square feet of retail space.

A typical Target store has closer to 130,000 square feet of retail space.

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  • 1300 W. Lake St., Minneapolis

This Minneapolis store — another small location — also closed earlier last year as part of the company’s downsizing.

The store was the scene of arson when someone broke in and started a fire, as well.


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  • 1690 Folsom St., San Francisco
  • 2650 Broadway, Oakland
  • 4301 Century Blvd., Pittsburg

All three Target store closings in California are in the San Francisco/Oakland market.

The retailer cited security concerns as a reason for the closings but noted that 32 other San Francisco-area locations are still open and being operated by Target.


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  • 1128 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s smaller-format Target was closed earlier this year due to reduced foot traffic and a lack of parking.

The neighborhood has also seen other large retailers leave recently, including the closure of a Wawa convenience store.


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  • 500 S. Washington St., Falls Church

Target closed this Falls Church location, which opened in 2018, due to the store’s poor performance.

Around 30 employees were affected by the closing and given the chance to move to other Target locations in the area.


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  • 939 SW Morrison St., Portland
  • 3031 SE Powell Blvd., Portland
  • 4030 NE Halsey St., Portland

The Portland market lost three Target stores, but an additional 15 stores remained open in the area.

Target cited security and theft concerns in its announcement of the closings. Around 150 employees reportedly were laid off.

Bottom line

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Target can be a great place to save money, but the retailer could make shopping more difficult when it closes a store near you.

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