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Target is opening in downtown Los Angeles! The LA Times says: "Retail giant Target Corp. is heading to downtown Los Angeles, part of a growing trend of big-box retailers taking advantage of a beaten-down urban real estate market. The 7+Fig mall downtown—which has been without an anchor tenant since Macy's left early last year—will get the new Target, which will be smaller than most. It will also have a different merchandise mix, with a heavy emphasis on food and household basics and a reduced assortment of furniture and outdoor items." [Curbed LA, LA Times]