STREETERVILLE — Here's another thing Target Corp. hopes shoppers will impulsively buy when perusing its future Streeterville store: a drink.
A Target spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that the Minnesota-based grocery chain applied for a liquor license for its forthcoming store at 401 E. Illinois St., saying more details will be announced "in the coming weeks." City records show the application was filed Monday, including one for "consumption on the premises." If approved, the bar would be the first across the Target chain.
A boozy Streeterville Target would compete with Whole Foods, which opened earlier this year nearby with its own bar. Taco Bell is another national retailer that will debut a bar in Chicago, and Eataly in River North has long served booze to guests while they shop.
Target said earlier this year it will open a 24,000-square-foot store in October at 401 E. Illinois, which was formerly home to upscale grocer Fox & Obel.
The liquor license application was first reported by Crain's.
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