My cart filled with four bags of items outside the now-open Target Store
Once upon a time, back in the day, not so long ago, in the history of San Pedro, there was no Target Store open.
All that changed at 8:00 AM today as the much awaited department store began welcoming customers.
I arrived about 9:45 AM and found an almost empty parking lot. I think that was the last time we will be able to view that few number of cars in the lot during operating hours for quite a long time to come.
All the employees were friendly and greeted me and I responded with smiles, greetings, welcoming, and that I was glad they were there.
By 10:15 when I checked out, the parking lot was fuller, there were more folks in the store and there almost was a line in the register area.
It is hoped that customers price check food items before they purchase them as I found some prices to be higher than what can be found, even at Ralph's.
12-pack of cans of Coke products are priced at $5.49 each, which I feel is higher than other stores, but you may be paying for the convenience of being able to shop for food, clothing, housewares, electronics, toys, tools, and many other items under one roof and with just one stop.
My receipt totaled $66.90 for the items purchased.
I also spent $50.00 on two gift cards for two family birthdays. Please don't spoil the surprise for Phil and Andrew.
Heck, I might have purchased the first two gift cards sold at the San Pedro store.
Gone are the days we may need to travel to Carson or Torrance to visit a Target Store. There is some gas savings to go along with the time we will save.
Now PLEASE, for those of you cutting through my neighborhood to get to the new store, keep it slow and watch for vehicles exiting driveways.
Good luck, have fun, and allow yourself the fortune of having a discount department store back in San Pedro that we should enjoy for years and years to come.