It isn’t exactly new news that Target is planning a remodel at the Roanoke store, because that was reported in September, when the company filed a building permit with the city.
To refresh your memory, the store is planning on putting in nearly $1 million to renovate the Valley View Boulevard store’s food service area near the entrance and the fitting rooms; add more coolers and freezers to the grocery area; put down new flooring; and refresh its decor.
I recently learned (thank you blog reader Doug Pirahna for the tip) that the Christiansburg store will also undergo renovations. That work, valued at$400,000, includes installing refrigeration cases and expanding the food aisle, according to town officials.
Reader Doug Pirahna
described the work at the Christiansburg store as imminent said work has already begun with the removal of the snack bar. Doug reports that a sign posted in the store says a Starbucks will open there in March.
Roanoke Times reporter Amy Matzke-Fawcett adds that the dressing rooms are closed. Temporary dressing rooms have been opened in the back of the store, she said.
Target’s media relations department was vague about the work at both locations, including when it will start and finish. Here’s what they said in an email.
“We are planning to remodel select Target stores in the Roanoke and Lynchberg area with our expanded fresh food layout this year. At this time, I am unable to confirm specific stores or timing. Once we have information to share, I will be in touch.”