When Lana Del Rey said,Heaven is a place on earth with youWe know she was probably not referring to Target, but for all of us, you pretty basic bitches, heaven is where you walk in with the intent of buying one very specific thing, and instead leave $350 poorer with a full cart With the things you didn’t know you needed, but can’t live without now.
Well, Detroit finally got a piece of heaven with a new Target store on the corner of Mack and Woodward Avenues as part of the new mixed-use City Club Apartments development. The Detroit Target won’t be the giant suburban Detroiter-style store that ventures out of city limits to visit, but it will be a compact 32,000-square-foot target, which will offer a selection of groceries, home goods, clothing, and other amenities.
According to a press release, the Target store will be a “primary tenant” in the new City Club Apartments development, and if the artist’s offerings don’t deceive us, it looks like silly little QLine will finally reach its full potential by landing us popular shoppers just steps away from entering Target.
“Any day we announce that a respected local retailer like Target chooses to locate in our city is a great day,” Mayor Mike Duggan said in a press release. “Over the past decade, we have seen Midtown develop into a vibrant, diverse, mixed-income neighborhood. The addition of this Target store will provide a prime retail presence to serve residents in the area and across town. I am so grateful to Target, City Club Apartments, Midtown Detroit, Inc. and the staff of The dedicated City of Detroit who helped make this happen.”
According to the press release, the next stage of the process is the approval of the architectural plans, meeting with contractors, as well as approval across the various departments of the city of Detroit.
Jonathan Holtzman, CEO of City Club Apartments, describes the project as a “highly complex, mixed-use residential and commercial development” that will “combine the service and amenities of a five-star hotel with an attractive, connected and walkable urban residential life.” The new project will include 350 apartments and penthouses spread over three connected buildings with 186 underground parking spaces. 20% of the apartments are expected to be affordable housing at 80% AMI, or “area median income.” There will also be a bank and a restaurant on the development site.
So when is this villain unlocked?
Well, they’re not talking about an expected open date or deadline, which is understandable given the economic turmoil of the pandemic. In the meantime, we’ll be eagerly waiting to hop on the trolley to throw our hard-earned cash on candles, kitchen utensils, pillows, and anything that displays the phrase “Live, Laugh, Love.”