Marin City Target store to open in March
Retail giant Target plans a smaller, more customized store — a 'flex-format' version of its big box facilities — in Marin City. March is the opening date in Marin City Gateway retail center located at 180 Donahue Street. The Target store is set to go into a 49,000-square-foot space Best Buy left in February 2014 after not renewing its lease.
To staff the store, the Minneapolis-based food/staple goods retailer announced it will be screening applicants for 75 positions. It encouraged people to apply online.
Store leaders will conduct pre-scheduled interviews with applicants at San Rafael every Thursday until Feb. 2 or Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Interviews at the Marin City store will be held every Thursday starting Feb. 9 through Feb. 23 or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 or Feb. 25.
While the usual Target can be 130,000 square feet or more, the Target's flexible-format stores are smaller and customized. A company spokesman said that can mean offering smaller pack sizes and locally relevant merchandise. It allows the company to have stores 'in areas where they previously couldn't have been opened before.'
The store reported the new store will be Target's 48th store in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the company's fifth flexible-format location in this market, following the Cupertino Main Street, Bush Street, San Francisco South and Berkeley stores. Target plans to open two additional flexible-format stores in 2017 in the Bay Area – East Palo Alto and San Francisco's Stonestown Galleria.
Media reports put the minimum starting wage for the positions at the store is $14.25 per hour. The company declined to confirm the number.