BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Target store on Millerville Rd. was among many businesses affected by August's historic flooding. The store will reopen to the public on Thursday, December 1.
The newly renovated store has been closed since the flooding. Knowing how hard the community was hit, Target took additional time in reopening the store to be able to provide the community with an even better Target store than before. Guests will be able to enjoy the following features in the newly renovated store:
Fresh, inviting remodel to the Order Pickup/Guest Service area
Renovated Home department with refreshed layout
Update Apparel and Accessories area, with more mannequins, track lighting, and updated fixtures
Refreshed fitting rooms
A re-imagined Electronics and Entertainment layout
A remodeled Grocery department, featuring lower, open produce fixtures, update flooring, and overhead signage with track lighting
A revitalized Baby department with an open layout and more interactive displays for strollers and car seats
New liquor alcove which accepts Target REDcards, giving shoppers a 5% discount on purchases
Updated Starbucks with new fixtures and seating
Updated CVS Pharmacy
The majority of pre-flood employees will be returning to the store after working at a nearby Target during the remodeling process. In addition to those approximately 150 employees, Target has hired 200 team members from the community to service both Baton Rouge area locations.
Target also donated $400,000 and handed out 40,000 bottles of water to residents to assist with recovery efforts after the flooding.