Urban-friendly Target to open this week in downtown Seattle

Seattle TimesBy Amy Martinez
Seattle Times business reporter

At the new Target store in downtown Seattle, you won’t find plastic backyard pools, large dining-room tables and dog-food bags that weigh as much as 20 pounds.

But you will find inflatable air mattresses, pub-style tables and 8-pound bags of dog food to save a little space.

Target, the mass merchandiser known for selling trendy-yet-affordable goods to suburban families, now has its sights set on a growing number of urbanites.

On Wednesday, Target will debut a smaller, more urban store called CityTarget in downtown Seattle, a block from Pike Place Market in the Newmark residential tower.

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