Hi there! Happy Friday to you! I hope you are excited that the weekend is near! What are you doing this weekend? Tonight I have to bake and cook a few items that I am bringing to my friend/bridesmaid’s bridal shower. It’s a pot luck type thing so I am bringing a side dish and a dessert. I need to make it all tonight so I’m not rushing around tomorrow. Mike and I also have quite a few wedding related items to get done tonight. I also want to just relax with him because he is leaving me tomorrow morning for his Bachelor party weekend. He is off to Atlantic City with his groomsman. So I want to spend time with him before he leaves. I know it’s going to be difficult sleeping on Saturday night without him next to me. I’ve gotten so used to sleeping with him there that it’s really difficult for me to sleep without him. I’m hoping that I will at least get some sleep.
So I have my friends bridal shower in the afternoon on Saturday and then we were thinking about going out to have our own local Bachelorette party for me again since the one in Atlantic City didn’t exactly go as planned. More reasons to celebrate is always a good thing in my book. The rest of the weekend, I’m hoping to get more wedding related things done and get some more things printed at Kinko’s. Fingers crossed, I can get everything done that I need to!
Last night, there was a massive storm that ripped through the entire area! The sky looked crazy and the lights flickered for a second. Thankfully, they didn’t go out. Mike and I had just got home in time before the storm hit. We were picking up a gift for my friend’s shower. I shouldn’t have waited until the last-minute, I know. Money is extremely tight for us right now so I was trying to hold off as long as I could. I’m just glad I got something and we didn’t get caught in that terrible storm.
So today on the radio, I heard about something that will be coming to cities. I heard that major retail chains such as Target, Wal-Mart and Office Depot are bringing “Mini and Petite” stores to cities. According to the New York Times, these retailers are hoping that opening smaller stores will help their growth. The city stores are a fraction of the size of the suburban ones. They are set up simply for pedestrians and they are designed that you can get in and out of the store.
Target opened their first City Targets in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle on Wednesday. It’s half-the size of a normal Target. They sell smaller quantities of items that are easier to carry home with you.
This is a sketch of City Target:
This is what City Target looks like in Chicago:
Inside of City Target in Seattle:
What do you think of this concept and idea? Do you think it’s a good one?
I personally think it’s a great idea! I love the idea of Targets, Wal-Mart and Office Depot opening up in cities. Just because you live in a major city, doesn’t mean you should have to miss out on Target trips. I don’t know how I would survive without Target! I don’t know what we did without them. I remember there were similar retailers when I was growing up such as Caldor, Bradlee’s and Woolworths. I remember that Caldor was kind of set up like Target although I don’t think they sold food. I remember they had a food court and they sold Nathan’s. I used to love the hot dog nuggets and fries from there! Those were the days…Do you remember those stores?
I really do believe this is a good concept though. I think a lot of people who live in the city will love to the chance to shop at these retailers. They shouldn’t miss out on these stores just because they live in the city. I think it will do really well especially for college students going to school in the cities. I think those students are their main targets.
Well I was just curious what all of you think about this new concept. I hope you have a lovely Friday and a great weekend!
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