The Washington Business Journal says Target is going to open a small-format store at the Petco location at Sam’s Park & Shop in Cleveland Park.
Since space is limited, small format Targets aim to tailor their selection to the neighborhood’s needs. That can mean kid and baby items in areas with a number of families, and at locations near college campuses, ping pong balls strategically placed by the beer (not kidding).
What kind of product mix would be most useful to this neighborhood? Judging from the many comments on Popville’s post about the WBJ report, it seems like pet supplies and a dog-friendly atmosphere would do much to make up for the loss of Petco at this location.