It’s really too bad it didn’t work out in Canada. Although I single-handedly tried to keep you afloat with my regular visits, it clearly wasn’t enough. I would have spent more, if only you had more for me to buy.
I will however have very fond memories of you.
Like the ritual Theo and I had of visiting your store on Saturday afternoons. As soon as hockey practice with the other seven-year-old rink rats was over, we’d set off for some recreational shopping. Theo would always jump over the big red concrete balls at the front doors.
To keep my charge occupied, I’d treat him to hot chocolate topped with a mound of whipped cream from your in-house Starbucks. I’d have an extra hot, extra foamy latte. How very civilized.
What fun we’d have as we scoured the aisles to see what delightful things we could find. And, dear Target, you never disappointed.
Some say you were too expensive, but I always found a deal or two and things that were different, that were of value. Especially when it came to my favourite section – home and decor.
Oh how I’m going to miss Nate Burkus (really miss). And Threshold. Even the Beaver Canoe line with its Roots wanna-be vibe started to grow on me. I’d always come out with another vase, pillow or candle. Your cheap chic made it so easy.
Now, I guess I’m going to have to find another retail partner to hang with. But it won’t be the same.
So long Target, it was great while it lasted. I’ll see you in Buffalo soon.
p.s. Here are some of my favourite Target finds that will too-soon be gone.