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• The Chicago Tribune reports that next July Target plans to open its smallest store ever - 12,800 square feet - in the Chicago neighborhood of Wicker Park.

The story notes that “the smaller stores are designed for urban areas, dense suburban neighborhoods and college campuses, where traditional full-sized Targets don’t fit. To make the smaller size work, stores carry a trimmed-down range of merchandise Target says it tailors to residents and commuters in each location.”
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