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Despite San Francisco’s reputation of being resistant to the neighborhood placement of big box retail stores, posters for the city’s first Target cover buses and billboards across town, advertising the new mall anchor follow- ing the Metreon renovation.
“I’ve been to Target once so far, and I really liked being able to shop there,” sophomore Allison Watts said. “Having a Target in the city is much more convenient than going all the way to Daly City, especially because it is right downtown and I can go there if I’m out shopping with friends.”
San Francisco’s retail policy selects which chains and big box retail stores can move into the city on a case-by-case basis, according to Regina Dick Endrizzi, Executive Director of the San Francisco Office of Small Businesses.
“In regards to Target coming into downtown, the sentiment from many was that individuals would be spending money in San Francisco and we would be employing people in the city,” Dick Endrizzi said. “Shoppers driving to Daly City are spending sales tax dollars that San Francisco could be capturing.”
Sales tax revenues support San Francisco’s schools, parks and libraries, according to Dick Endrizzi.
Target also has a track record of community involvement.
“Target takes pride in being a good employer and strong partner in the communities we serve and San Francisco City Target continues this tradition,” Maya Walters, Senior Manager of
Public Relations at Target, said. “Since 2011, Target has contributed more than $2 million to support the San Francisco-area community, including field trip grants to San Francisco area schools, a school library make- over at Sanchez College Preparatory School and support for local chapters of the United Way through store grants and employee contributions.”
Metreon has partnered with Mission Hiring Hall and South of Market Employment Center to fill job vacancies, according to the Westfield Metreon website.
Target is a 10 minute walk away from the shops in Union Square, taking shoppers past the flagship Apple Store on Stockton Street and Old Navy on Market Street.
Metreon has partnered with Mission Hiring Hall and South of Market Employment Center to fill job vacancies, according to the Westfield Metreon website.
In addition to Target, a 16 screen movie theater anchors the Metreon, which also includes a bookstore, billiards club, spa, restaurants and National University, the 12th largest non-profit higher education institution in California.
“Having a balance of retails along with small business helps keep balance in the city,” Dick Endrizzi said.

Emily Seely
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Despite San Francisco’s reputation of being resistant to the neighborhood placement of big box retail stores, posters for the city’s first Target cover buses and billboards across town, advertising the new mall anchor follow- ing the Metreon renovation.

“I’ve been to Target once so far, and I really liked being able to shop there,” sophomore Allison Watts said. “Having a Target in the city is much more convenient than going all the way to Daly City, especially because it is right downtown and I can go there if I’m out shopping with friends.”

The newly renovated Metreon boasts a new look and a new host of vendors, including a branch of the new City Target. The City Target opened in early October.

The newly renovated Metreon boasts a new look and a new host of vendors, including a branch of the new City Target. The City Target opened in early October.

San Francisco’s retail policy selects which chains and big box retail stores can move into the city on a case-by-case basis, according to Regina Dick Endrizzi, Executive Director of the San Francisco Office of Small Businesses.

“In regards to Target coming into downtown, the sentiment from many was that individuals would be spending money in San Francisco and we would be employing people in the city,” Dick Endrizzi said. “Shoppers driving to Daly City are spending sales tax dollars that San Francisco could be capturing.”

Sales tax revenues support San Francisco’s schools, parks and libraries, according to Dick Endrizzi.

Target also has a track record of community involvement.

“Target takes pride in being a good employer and strong partner in the communities we serve and San Francisco City Target continues this tradition,” Maya Walters, Senior Manager of

Public Relations at Target, said. “Since 2011, Target has contributed more than $2 million to support the San Francisco-area community, including field trip grants to San Francisco area schools, a school library make- over at Sanchez College Preparatory School and support for local chapters of the United Way through store grants and employee contributions.”

Metreon has partnered with Mission Hiring Hall and South of Market Employment Center to fill job vacancies, according to the Westfield Metreon website.

Target is a 10 minute walk away from the shops in Union Square, taking shoppers past the flagship Apple Store on Stockton Street and Old Navy on Market Street.

Metreon has partnered with Mission Hiring Hall and South of Market Employment Center to fill job vacancies, according to the Westfield Metreon website.

In addition to Target, a 16 screen movie theater anchors the Metreon, which also includes a bookstore, billiards club, spa, restaurants and National University, the 12th largest non-profit higher education institution in California.

“Having a balance of retails along with small business helps keep balance in the city,” Dick Endrizzi said.

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