A Tour of Target

March 3, 2015, 2:01 PM HST · Updated March 4, 1:37 PM
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Bullseye the Bull Terrier, the official mascot of Target Corporation, was on Maui for the island’s first Target store.

By Debra Lordan

Maui’s first sneak peek of its long-awaited Target store was made available through a media-only event on Tuesday, March 3, in the Puʻunēnē Shopping Center. In attendance were Mayor Alan Arakawa and wife Ann, Target Store Team Leader Scott Hayes and his staff, and of course, Bullseye the Bull Terrier, the official mascot of Target Corporation.

Kahu Kimokeo Kapahulehua lead the traditional Hawaiian blessing to open the store.

Eager Maui shoppers will no doubt line up early for the soft opening of the 140,000-square-foot store on Wednesday, March 4, at 8 a.m.

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    Mayor Alan Arakawa looks on as Kahu Kimokeo Kapahulehua conducts the blessing of the opening of Maui’s new Target. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    The store offers shoppers a one-stop-shopping mix of customized merchandise that includes exclusive brands. Target, March 3 2015. Photo Debra Lordan

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    Merchandise includes aisles of toys, including a large selection of Legos. Target March 3, 2015. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    The store offers on-trend fashions and exclusive designer collections. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Brent Hedani, sales floor executive team leader, and Nina, consumables team leader, showcase Target’s large selection of SPAM. Target, as well as Spam, originated in Minnesota, Hedani shared. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    The new Target also offers a large selection of locally grown produce. Target, March 3, 2015. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Target has several aisles of beauty products. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Eager Maui shoppers will no doubt line up early the soft opening of the 140,000-square-foot Target store on Wednesday, March 4, at 8 a.m.

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    Target offers shoppers a one-stop-shopping mix of customized merchandise that includes everyday essentials. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Target offers a wide selection of fresh, local produce. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    LED lighting in counters and display cases throughout the Target store, operates via motion sensors. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Seen here is one of many LED=lit counters filled with the latest in electronic devices. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Target has a large children’s clothing section, stocked with the latest spring trends. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Mayor Alan Arakawa and wife Ann were among the first to pose with Bullseye, Target’s official mascot. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Target is stocked with spring fashion trends. Photo Debra Lordan.

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    Target offers exclusive brands, on-trend fashions and exclusive designer collections. Photo Debra Lordan.

     

    The store offers shoppers a one-stop-shopping mix of customized merchandise that includes everyday essentials, exclusive brands, on-trend fashions, exclusive designer collections, local produce, apparel, home furnishing, electronics, sporting goods, toys and a variety of local products that includes beauty oils and lotions, coffee, cookies, candy, fresh lei and aloha shirts, a Starbucks and a pharmacy.

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    Brent Hedani, sales floor executive team leader, admires consumables team leader Nina’s special opening day “do.” Photo Debra Lordan.

     

    Bullseye, the officials mascot of Target Corporation. Photo Debra Lordan.

    Bullseye in a rare moment alone. The official mascot of Target Corporation posed for dozens of photos with officials, members of the media and other invitees. Photo Debra Lordan.

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