Manitoba

Polo Park owner shelling out $18.5M for vacant Target store

The company that owns Polo Park Shopping Centre is buying the 107,000-square-foot vacant Target building just next door to the mall.

Cadillac Fairview to purchase building, land after U.S. retail giant's failed foray into Canadian market

This 107,000-square-foot stand-alone Target store opened near the Polo Park Shopping Centre late in the fall of 2014. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

The company that owns Polo Park Shopping Centre is buying the 107,000-square-foot vacant Target building just next door to the mall.

A spokesperson with Cadillac Fairview has confirmed the company has reached an agreement with Target to purchase the land and the building at 875 St. James St. in Winnipeg.

Cadillac Fairview is shelling out $18.5 million for the Target location, which closed its doors in April.

In a written statement, the company said it is "always looking for opportunities to update the merchandising mix at its shopping centres."

The company wouldn't disclose what it plans to do with the building.

Target bought the leaseholds for 189 Zellers stores from the Hudson's Bay Company in 2011. It opened its first Canadian Target outlet in 2013 in Ontario, losing nearly $1 billion across the country in its first year in business.

The retail giant announced it was uprooting its Canadian operations Jan. 15 because it was projecting huge losses over the next six years.

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