UC Santa Barbara students have long pined for a closer Target than the one over 40 miles away in Ventura. After a long time coming, Target announced Monday that it would be opening a location in Goleta in 2019.
The store will operate at the intersection of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road, replacing the K-Mart in Storke Plaza.
The location is approximately two miles from the UCSB campus.
Santa Barbara, get ready for your second @Target store! Check out our newest store coming to Goleta in 2019: https://t.co/GlbUKIOVk2. pic.twitter.com/IEvEVyfwyf
— Target News (@TargetNews) July 16, 2018
The store is set to be the second Target in Santa Barbara opening in 2019, with another location secured for the intersection of State Street and La Cumbre Road at 3891 State Street.
The State Street location was announced in early January.
Exciting news: We’re opening a new @Target store in Santa Barbara, CA, at the corner of State St. & La Cumbre Rd. in Oct. 2018. Details: https://t.co/GlbUKIOVk2 pic.twitter.com/2oX9mbA1Qh
— Target News (@TargetNews) January 4, 2018
The Goleta location touts an approximate 117,000 square feet and plans to offer clothing, fresh goods, home decor and health and beauty sections among several others, according to the official Target website.
Bah! Of course it had to be after I graduated. Ah well.
Yeah. I’m surprised that K-Mart lasted this long.
Me, too. 25 years after I graduated. Oh well, KMart got the job done at the time. 😄