Nfld. & Labrador

St. John's shoppers clean out Target store on closing day

Some Target Canada shoppers in St. John's flocked to the superstore on Saturday before the business shut its doors for good.
Some Target Canada shoppers in St. John's flocked to the superstore on Saturday before the business shut its doors for good. 1:42

Some shoppers in St. John's flocked to the Target superstore on Saturday before the business shut its doors for good.

Penny Turner often makes the trip in from Glovertown to shop at the store on Stavanger Drive.

Turner says she's devastated that Target Canada has decided to shut down so many stores — including those in St. John's and Corner Brook. 

"Everything from clothes, they got different kinds of clothes. A lot of different kinds of toys for kids too, I found that good ... It's sad. I'm going to miss it," Turned told CBC News.

Crowds showed up to take advantage of Saturday's liquidation sale. All store merchandise was discounted by upwards of 70 and 80 per cent. 

"I got some shirts and I got some some tank tops, a belt," said Turner.

"It's about $250 worth of stuff and I paid $25. It's a good deal." 

Many shelves at Target in St. John's are empty. The business is permanently shutting stores in St. John's and Corner Brook at 6 p.m. on Saturday. (Peter Gullage/CBC)
(Michael Gillett)

Michael Gillett shared the above photo from inside the Target store in St. John's on Saturday afternoon. 

With files from Mark Quinn.

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