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''2009-11-18 21:22:54'' [[nbsp]] Folks check out this site for all great Target deals, specific to the Davis Target [] --["Users/val"]

target_oct_2009.jpgTarget a day before their grand opening, October 10 2009. target.jpgRendering of future Davis Target. Image copyright Target Corporation 2006

4601 2nd Street at Mace Boulevard
Mon-Sat 8:00AM-10:00PM
Sun 8:00AM-9:00PM
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00AM-8:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sun 11:00AM-5:00PM
Photo Lab Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sun 9:00AM-8:00PM
(530) 761-0126, (530) 761-0127 pharmacy, 800-800-8800

Target is a large national discount retailer much like Wal-Mart. But unlike Wal-Mart, Target attempts to market itself as slightly hipper or more style-conscious. In general, Target is an affordable place to shop for basic home and wardrobe necessities.

Target hires designers to create the various lines of products that it sells. The core lines all use the same designer selected palettes, so the cardboard tissue box you buy today matches the towels you bought a couple years ago. The individual designers have their names and profiles presented when browsing in-house items. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, sells inexpensive goods vaguely targeted at middle America, thus imparting a semi-rural feel to their products and many (somewhat subtle) patriotic names for their inventory.

Target opened a store in Davis on 2009-10-07 at the Second Street Crossing shopping center near Mace Boulevard. Their "grand opening" was 2009-10-11. The store has 137,000 square feet of retail space, including a 10,000 square foot garden center. They will employ 208 people. There is a Pharmacy, and a licensed Starbucks Cafe staffed by Target employees trained by Starbucks inside the store. Starbucks such as these are often(cite?) nicknamed Tarbucks or Tarbux by former employees.

This store has been a source of local controversy for years. In a rare turn of events, even for Davis, the city council decided to put approval of the project to a public vote in 2006. The Target project appeared as Measure K on the November 2006 ballot and passed with 51.5 percent of the vote.

Many residents opposed the opening of a "big box store" in Davis for fear that it would harm smaller local businesses, especially those located downtown. Others worried that allowing a store like Target to be built would harm the small-town character of Davis. Nonetheless, the community decided that the ability to buy socks in town was worth the risk, and Target was born.

For more information on Target's local history, see History of coming to Davis.

There is also a woodlandTarget in Woodland at 2185 Bronze Star Dr., just off 102, near Costco in the Gateway Shopping Center. The woodlandWoodland Target opened in a brand new building in July 2008. It moved from its longtime location in the County Fair Mall. The Woodland Target store includes a licensed1 woodlandStarbucks and a pharmacy.

The store is located near the A bus line as well as the P/Q line. Yolobus 42 also stops at the same bus stops.

There is a Chase atm located inside of the store.(no deposit capability)

Building on a Superfund Site

Prior to the vote, it became known that the Target would be located on a EPA Superfund Site. But on December 22, 2008, The People's Vanguard of Davis [WWW]reported that the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund Oversight Group (FFSOG) discovered a potentially new source of contamination at testing wells on the Target site. Trichloropropane (TCP) was detected in a sample taken just northeast of where the store would be, a location outside the current treatment area. The FFSOG argued that further sampling needed to be done in order to see if additional treatment was needed and, if so, who was responsible for it (depending on whether it was from a new source or the existing source). Target argued that the sample was a fluke, that they didn't have money for additional sampling, and that they would pour a slab for the store on January 5, 2009. On January 25, 2009, the [WWW]Vanguard reported that the EPA agreed to do more testing to determine the source and extent of the contamination. As of that date, the slab had not yet been poured.

Building a controversial store

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More Target Corporation controversy with local relevance

According to the Sacramento News and Review, "Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully and Yolo DA Jeff Reisig are suing Target Corporation for $9 million." Joined by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, the corporation is accused of local violations of environmental laws and illegal dumping. The [WWW]article cites specific instances in Yolo County: "prosecutors allege that Target employees at stores in Yolo County disposed of “ignitable aerosols,” “explosive waste,” and “300 pounds of e-waste” in store trash compactors and sent it all to the Yolo County landfill in Woodland, which is off limits to all that stuff. That was just in February of 2009."


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2007-07-15 10:53:54   Will target have solar pannels? —MattHh

2007-09-13 17:07:30   When did target become scenterish? —JamesSchwab

2007-09-13 17:11:52   [drama]At least 100 years ago. —BrentLaabs

2008-07-28 03:13:10   If target actually cared about having a green building, and aren't just using it as an terrible appeasement for the Davisite, why are they only making the building up to LEED's bronze standard (the lowest one)

If target really cared about green buildings they would have made it to the gold, or at least silver leed rating.

Hey at least they smashed the record for campaign donations that had just been broken with the measure X. Target spent nearly 4 times as much as the local developers did... And it comes down to less than 1000 votes... —StevenDaubert

2008-08-15 12:07:17   Where are those people in the picture walking from? An imaginary light rail or streetcar station on 2nd Street? Where are all the cars and SUVS that will be filling up the clearly marked parking spaces? The only folks who are going to be within walking distance of this store are those Mace Ranch residents who overwhelmingly opposed it - and they would be approaching the store from the back. It almost looks like they lifted the people from a cover of "The Watchtower" and plunked them down to try to make the picture less depressing. —aharjala

2008-09-04 03:48:46   finally, somewhere to shop that's close to campus.

I won't have to travel to Woodland or Sacramento just to buy household items at a decent price. —ThUn

2008-10-25 13:45:43   I agree. I don't have a car so buying needed household supplies is a pain. Can't wait for this store to open —sweetsoni

2009-02-28 16:15:01   So, they haven't even begun construction of Target, yet everywhere I've looked it said opening March 2009. Anyone know when the new opening is scheduled for? —EricaMacGregor

2009-03-01 10:40:48   "The 18-acre Frontier Fertilizer site is located near the eastern boundary of Davis, California. The Barber and Rowland Co. operated a pesticide and fertilizer distribution facility on the site from 1972 to 1982. The Frontier Fertilizer Co. used the site from 1982 to 1987. Both companies handled chemicals on the western 4 acres of the site. Operations consisted of storing, mixing and delivering pesticides, herbicides, and non-bulk chemicals in cans, drums, and other containers. Both the Barber and Rowland, and Frontier Fertilizer companies used a 4,000-cubic-foot former disposal basin in the northwest corner of the site to dispose of unused pesticides and fertilizers." [WWW]

2009-09-02 16:09:42   "Others worried that allowing a store like Target to be built would harm the small-town character of Davis."

I have to say with a population approaching 70,000 Davis in reality is not that small. —dundas

2009-09-10 13:03:21   Anyone know when the Davis Target is opening, exactly? (Something more precise than October?) —IDoNotExist

2009-09-10 14:55:37   The sign says October 11th —Kehaar

2009-10-06 21:42:17   The sign changed from "Open October 11th" to "Now Open" today. I was told by a checker that the official grand opening is still scheduled for the 11th, but you can shop there starting today. —jared.rapp

2009-10-09 15:45:46   Yep, it's definitely open for business. Just bought some diapers and stuff there today. :) Seems like virtually any other Target (except backwards). Not sure if it's as "nice" as the one in Woodland, but I'm not exactly sure how it's really different... —RobertM525

2009-10-11 00:15:11   needs more bike parking, so jammed packed, and its not even "open" yet. i saw bikes locked to other bikes :( —SarahS

2009-10-11 20:02:42   There are security cameras everywhere... except... over the bicycle racks. (That is, the one place where it really matters.) On opening day I observed a couple apparently stealing a shopping cart and I overheard some kids talking outside about how one of them had stolen "a useless blue plastic thing". Just opening day fun, I guess. The bike racks are the stupid type, installed in the stupid way. Obviously by people who have never been on a bicycle. The racks were completely full. The store has everything, but nothing good. —SteveDavison

2009-10-11 20:29:14   They're boasting about the store being a [WWW]USGBC LEED building, but I'm not impressed. There are different levels of certification. There are four levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Target is LEED "Certified", the LOWEST LEVEL. You get that by just not doing anything totally stupid. If you use modern materials, try to make the place livable, and don't do anything illegal, you'll get LEED Certification. It's not impossibly difficult to get a higher level; Gallagher Hall which opened on the same day got a GOLD level. The Target has no skylights, a ceiling full of fluorescent lights, the usual large paved-over parking lot, no solar PV panels (AFAIK), nothing out of the ordinary. —SteveDavison

2009-10-11 22:04:44   Selection was very good. Prices on many items were better than what I've found elsewhere in Davis, although CVS has some things that are cheaper. Employees were easier to find than in other targets I've been to, and all seemed to know where stuff was. Parking wasn't so much fun - large lot, completely full. —IDoNotExist

2009-10-11 22:15:15   got double charged for an item and the girl blamed it on the scanning gun so check your receipts. also it sucks that there are no mirrors in the clothing section. I mean you'd have to walk pretty far to the fitting room, that's ridiculous. $5 dvd's and $7-$9 for hoodies and sweats! —GreezySweezy

2009-10-12 01:37:52   The Davis Target store looks like it is a mirror image of the Woodland Target store. They both have the same tower but on different sides. —MaxLucas

2009-10-12 16:46:11   "I know but only that God dwells there amongst men." - King Boris of the Bulgarians on Target —CarlosOverstreet

2009-10-13 20:19:26   Great store, average size for a target. Stocks all the normal stuff that Target and Wal-Marts would. —IdealParadigm

2009-10-14 20:41:51   What busline takes you there? —oneofbobsfriend

2009-10-29 12:43:06   Can someone please get a picture of the hilarious sign reading, "Need underwear, Target this way!" —HeatherKlinger

2009-10-30 10:24:25   I expected this Target to look the same on the inside as most of the newer ones I've been to lately, but there are some definite differences. They made the women's clothes and the jewelry section look a little more like a department store...a little snazzier. Interestingly enough, I was on the hunt for knobs, as in kitchen/bathroom cupboard hardware, and I went to both the Woodland and Davis Targets. The same pack of 10 knobs was cheaper at the Woodland Target. Anyone know is this type of practice is typical? Maybe it was just an error. Either way, I'd be shopping at the Woodland Target since I live by it, but if this pricing were on purpose and applied to many items, I'd be annoyed if I lived in Davis. —AmLin

2009-11-07 14:31:21   I wish it were a Wal-mart instead, but Target's the next best thing. Glad I won't have to drive to other towns just to buy home basics anymore. spacious, well-stocked, reasonably priced. —AliceMaine

2009-11-18 14:40:01   I love this place! Great prices and way more convenient than going to Walmart. —ElizabethLee

2009-11-18 21:22:54   Folks check out this site for all great Target deals, specific to the Davis Target [WWW]http://www.bountynsavings.comval

  • 1As opposed to all the renegade Starbucks out there, living on the edge.
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