This past Friday was the first day of their Grand Opening, so I had to go check it out. Granted, I apparently missed the key hours of their “grand opening” arriving around 7 p.m., but the plaza was largely a ghost town.
Also, I could only visit Target, because from what I could tell, no other shops were open yet. TJMaxx was scheduled to open Sunday.
SoDo developers get big props for a beautifully developed Target. The parking garage is easy to enter and exit, and oversize elevators and escalators allow more than one cart-shopper per ride (something the new Publix could take a lesson from).
As for Target, had they spent the same amount of time on staff training as they did on store aesthetics, it would’ve been a flawless experience.
The store was beautiful, clean and everything you would expect from a brand-new store. The employees … well, let’s just say they could use a few more weeks of training.
See for yourself:
S. Orange Avenue & Grant Street
Orlando, FL 32806