Target stores to start selling liquor so you can drink while you shop
Turn Up at Target!!
Well at least in Chicago..
Fortune Reports: A spokesperson confirms that the retail giant has applied for liquor licenses so that it can start selling and serving alcohol in a new Chicago store.
Borrowing from the playbook of upscale grocers such as Whole Foods Market and the East Coast’s Wegmans, Target is aiming to serve alcohol right in the store.
Angie Thompson, a Target spokesperson, confirmed that the Minneapolis-based retailer applied in August for liquor licenses to sell and serve alcohol at a planned store in near Chicago’s Navy Pier.
If approved, it would be the first time Target has served alcohol. “We sell liquor at a number of stores, but we currently don’t have any Target stores that serve liquor on site,” she told Fortune.
She declined to comment further on the plan’s details.
The 24,000-square-foot store in the Streeterville neighborhood also could open the way for the chain of 1,799 U.S. stores to play bartender to dads shopping for car wax and moms seeking back-to-school sneakers.
ARE WE LIKING THIS IDEA?