Target headed to downtown Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa - College students at the University of Iowa will easily be able to walk to a Target by the end of next summer.

A rendering of the future storefront of a Target store in downtown Iowa City on Washington Street (Courtesy Photo)

The retail giant will open a small-format store, formerly called TargetExpress, along Washington Street in Iowa City. These stores are smaller than a typical Target location, but still have options like fresh produce, snacks and other home goods. The first location for this store concept opened near the University of Minnesota campus in 2014.

Iowa CIty officials said this fills a need in the downtown area.

There is no exact opening date, but according to KCRG-TV9, signs posted on the property said "Coming Summer 2020."