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TargetExpress store in South Park delays opening

SAN DIEGO, California -- The proposed opening of a TargetExpress store in South Park’s remodeled Gala Food site on the corner of Grape and Fern streets has been delayed from summer until fall.

“We have adjusted our projected opening date to October 2015 in order to ensure the property meets or exceeds governmental codes and regulations,” Target spokesperson Kristen Emmons said.

Emmons was responding to recent remarks by project opponents the Neighborhood Market Association (NMA), and Care About South Park, a community grassroots group, characterizing the project as being “stalled” rather than “delayed.”

Detractors claim the corporation’s plans threaten area mom-and-pop businesses, which they say are the backbone of the neighborhood.

Read the full story on SDGLN media partner San Diego Uptown News HERE.