LOWER EAST SIDE — Target will open on Clinton Street in March 2018 as part of the sprawling Essex Crossing development, according to developers and reps for the retail chain.
The 22,500-square-foot store will be attached to Essex Crossing's "Site 5" at 145 Clinton St., which will also be home to a Trader Joe's and a Planet Fitness — just a few of the shopping and entertainment options the multi-site project will bring to the neighborhood along with over 1,000 new residential units.
“Throughout the planning process, the community made clear that a quality, affordable apparel and home goods retailer was a top priority for the neighborhood; we made a commitment to deliver that, " said S. Andrew Katz of the Prusik Group, one of the developers involved in the commercial aspect of the project, in a statement.
“With Target, Trader Joe’s, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Regal Cinemas and NYU Langone’s medical center all slated to open next year, 2018 will be a banner year for Essex Crossing’s commercial spaces and really bring the site to life for the community.”
News of the new location was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The Lower East Side location will be the retailer's fourth Manhattan store — there are currently stores in Harlem and Tribeca, while a Herald Square location is slated to open this October. It will be followed closely by two more outposts — one coming to the East Village in summer 2018 and another coming to Hell's Kitchen the following year.
Like the East Village store, the Lower East Side location is part of the brand's expansion of its "small-format" stores for densely populated urban neighborhoods — this store will include home items for "small living spaces" and clothes for "young professionals" and children, according to store reps. The location will also have a CVS Pharmacy, and shoppers will be able to order online for in-store pick-up.
145 Clinton St. is one of Essex Crossing's nine sites that will stretch along Delancey Street between Ludlow and Attorney Streets. The project will bring a total of 1,078 residential units to the neighborhood by 2024, over half of which will be below-market-rate.
A 150,000-square-foot underground market and beer hall will span three blocks between Essex and Clinton Streets.
The city in March began accepting applications for 104 below-market rate apartments at 145 Clinton St., which holds 211 apartments altogether.