Shoppers World taking former Target space

January 6, 2010
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Discount department-store chain Shoppers World has signed a deal to take over a shuttered Target store on the south side. The New York-based chain agreed to lease the 85,000-square-foot space in Felbram Plaza North shopping center along U.S. 31 South from New York-based Nassimi Realty. Target closed the store when its lease expired in January 2009. The new Shoppers World store is scheduled to open in March, said Andrew Levian, a leasing agent with Nassimi. Shoppers World has one other location in Indianapolis, in Lafayette Square mall. That store opened in 2008, taking a 100,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by J.C. Penney. It was the first outpost in the Midwest for the chain, which operates 10 stores in New York and New Jersey. (Photo: Google Maps)

  • Shoppers World
    Shoppers World also has a great website, You can check it out. The stores have MUCH more, but I called and they are working to put all their stuff online.
  • Good news
    This is a plus for the near-Southside. When Target left, it seemed like we'd see an anchor site left to rot for over a decade, like the old Target on West Washington at I-465. This site has only been vacant for a year or so.
  • So...
    ...from the looks of the website this is pretty much just a glorified Big Lots, right? Or is it even glorified?
    • don't insult Big Lots
      I've been there once. Once was enough. Its pretty bad.
    • No off-topic comments yet?
      What? No off-topic comments yet about the 6 trillion megawatt-giant-TV-on-a-stick at the state fairgrounds? :)
    • Beggars Can't Be Choosers
      It may not be the kind of place I'd shop at often, but it's much better than that rathole furniture store that takes up space where the former Target store was on E. Washington Street.
    • Do not shop online! is a horrible place to shop online! It's not worth the money you will save!!
      • Oh goodie. More cheap remaindered stuff.
        And the neighborhood takes another dip.
      • Response to JDH
        What was your bad experience shopping online? I am about to shop there and I would like to know. thanks!
      • If you don't like it don't shop there!
        I think that a comment is fine, but if your going to just flat out bash the place then leave well enough alone. I think that it will be a great place for people who can't afford to go to the mall. I think that it's a plus and it also put some americans to work!

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