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    Default Target is Coming To Kona

    Target is officially slated to open a 160,000 square foot store here in Kona by July 2009, according to this WHT article.It will
    be an anchor tenant of the much larger Kona Commons project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konaguy View Post
    Target is slated to open a 160,000 square foot store here in Kona by July 2009,
    according to this WHT article
    It's official.

    Kona is now California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    It's official.

    Kona is now California.
    Or like the east coast. We have lots of Targets here and in Florida there are the SuperTargets!
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    Default Re: Target is Coming To Kona

    And the difference between a Target and a SuperTarget is what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    And the difference between a Target and a SuperTarget is what?
    Sells groceries like WalMarts Superstores do. Another national chain that competes in the same space as these two is Kroger, which has regional subchains like Fred Meyer (originally based in OR but was bought out by Kroger's several years ago).

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    And a Circuit City, and a Sports Authority.....woooo hoooooo we need them both.
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    Actually a SUPERTARGET versus a regula one is they have PRODUCE VEGGIES and FRUITS, Expanded sections of MEAT and so forth...

    Regular Targets do have some groceries but limited stock and also based on the location and space that well call "Market"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    It's official.

    Kona is now California.
    With its traffic problems, earthquakes, vog, etc. its "Konafornia" moniker is well-earned.

    All that's needed is a Whole Foods Market, an IKEA, a Best Buy, and an In-n-Out Burger and Kona will really look like an Orange County suburb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah K View Post
    With its traffic problems, earthquakes, vog, etc. its "Konafornia" moniker is well-earned.

    All that's needed is a Whole Foods Market, an IKEA, a Best Buy, and an In-n-Out Burger and Kona will really look like an Orange County suburb.
    Don't forget Trader Joe!

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    I was hoping Best Buy would open a store in the Kona Commons project also,along with Borders (their Kona location is cramped and the parking is lousy). But it doesn't appear that is going to happen, at least in the short term. Also it seems they've put the brakes on phase III of this shopping complex (which would've been 385,000 square feet).

    http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/artic...al/local07.txt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah K View Post
    With its traffic problems, earthquakes, vog, etc. its "Konafornia" moniker is well-earned.

    All that's needed is a Whole Foods Market, an IKEA, a Best Buy, and an In-n-Out Burger and ...
    don't forget infrastructure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    don't forget infrastructure.
    Do I sense a dig at yours truly here
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    One particular law that we have in Hawaii County that absolutely guarantees that it will look like Orange County eventually is the Building Height Restriction.

    OC has had a BHR law for 35 years. And very few oranges left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konaguy View Post
    Do I sense a dig at yours truly here
    only because it was funny and I knew you could take it, my friend. *giggle*

    pax

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    This is a good thing for families on budgets. Target rocks when it comes to kid's clothes, diapers, etc.
    “First we fought the preliminary round for the k***s and now we’re gonna fight the main event for the n*****s."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    It's official.

    Kona is now California.
    Target is a Minnesota chain. For many years I shopped at THE original Target store in the northern 'burbs of St. Paul. (ah, beautiful St. Paul...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaker View Post
    Target is a Minnesota chain. For many years I shopped at THE original Target store in the northern 'burbs of St. Paul. (ah, beautiful St. Paul...)
    Oh no. California is now officially Minnesota?
    “First we fought the preliminary round for the k***s and now we’re gonna fight the main event for the n*****s."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinjin View Post
    Oh no. California is now officially Minnesota?
    Well, if Kona is now California, California can be Minnesota. Then Minnesota can be Iowa (Iowans always did seem to be envious of Minnesota. )
    Quote Originally Posted by beaker View Post
    Target is a Minnesota chain. For many years I shopped at THE original Target store in the northern 'burbs of St. Paul. (ah, beautiful St. Paul...)
    Roseville, right? If I EVER had to live in the Midwest again, it would have to be in the Twin Cities area (despite the cold and winter snows.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Roseville, right? If I EVER had to live in the Midwest again, it would have to be in the Twin Cities area (despite the cold and winter snows.)
    That's pretty ironic, because a couple of my friends who live in Minneapolis say they've seen an influx of people from the Seattle area! (Probably trying to escape the "Californication" of Seattle. )

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    Apparently according to this HTH article, the planned Target store in Kona is going to be a Super Target. Meaning it will be a full on grocery store, a long with the normal hardline and softlines.

    "According to the Target Web site, the Kona construction may be home to a SuperTarget, which is a fully-stocked grocery store along with regular Target merchandise. According to the store's Web site, a SuperTarget can occupy space between 140,000 and 170,000 square feet."
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    What, don't you people on the West side have a KTA for your groceries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaker View Post
    What, don't you people on the West side have a KTA for your groceries?
    Yeah we have KTA, Safeway, Sack 'N Save etc here. But they routinely gouge us. So this Super Target is welcome addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Well, if Kona is now California, California can be Minnesota. Then Minnesota can be Iowa (Iowans always did seem to be envious of Minnesota. )
    ..and Iowa can be Texas, and Texas can be New Mexico...

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