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O.B. Antique Center is out, Target moving in

Decades-old Antique Center closes to make way for Target Express in O.B.
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The huge Antique Center located on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach made its final sale this past Sunday before it closed for good to make way for retail giant Target’s big move into the historic community.

The nearly three-decades-old venue was host to many who lined its aisles with staged, open floor planned mini-venues that sold antiques and memorabilia.

Many of the displaced vendors are taking their wares to Kurtz Street near the Valley View Casino Center, reports ABC 10.

Ocean Beach is renowned for trying to keep its business neighborhood corporate-free. In 2001, residents had big objections to a Starbucks which eventually opened the normally laid-back beach community.

Some are taking that same stance to Target, already generating almost 1,500 signatures in favor of boycotting the retailer once it opens on the main drag. 

There is no word on when Target  Express will open at this new location.

Meanwhile, North Park is getting ready to add a Target Express to their community as well. The corporate giant is taking over the "Wang's" building for one of these same micro storefronts.Target signed the lease for that space back in January and is scheduled to open it in November of this year.