Back in the old, oldddd days my roommate used to work at Seventh and Fig, so named because it was a shopping area at the corner of 7th street and Figueroa. There were stores and it was well used but the layout never really quite worked. With the bulk of the shops underground, viewed as you walked by from street level above it was dubbed 'the toilet bowl'.
Cut to 20 years later and things have changed. The development of downtown is thriving and gentrification demands the mecca that everyone wants...Target!
And so City Target was introduced and somehow in all those years they changed the name from 7th and Fig to Fig and 7th, which I don't quite get and it doesn't have a very good ring to it. Still, the location brought nostalgia for me and I had to go check out this new City Target to see it for myself.
As is always important downtown, parking is everything and as you enter from the massive parking structure on 7th you are greeted with this futuristic walkway leading you to your shopping destination.
All in all the Target is basically the same as any other, it's just 'City' because the footprint is streamlined by about 20,000 square feet, though you won't notice that much of a difference unless you're a Target addict. Hm. Which I am.
All the basics are there: grocery section, home wares, pharmacy - though but one things for certain, the items are targeted (hilarious) to the inhabitants of that particular area. So it will be interesting to see what items pop up over at the new soon to be opened City Target at the Beverly Center.
Since I do love all things LA I liked the fact that there was a section just for LA-ish items right at the front of the store. This is a perfect place to pick up that omiyage you need to take back on trips or just to find things to show off your love of Los Angeles.
In the whole of the shopping center, soon to be open stores include a Sprinkles and a Mendocino Farms so this location is definitely looking out for some future traffic. I am pretty pleased with this City Target and because of the great location I know I'll find myself stopping here quite a bit. However the exterior will always look toilet bowl-esqe to me:
735 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Labels: la, los angeles, Target