Target lovers, rejoice! The city's first-ever, in-S.F.-proper Target has an opening date! Drumroll, please...mark your calendars for October 2012, when the somewhat addictive, bullseye-laden retailer opens its new CityTarget concept in the newly revamped Metreon.
On Friday, we took a hardhat tour of the wide open space, which occupies the entire second floor of the building, and let's just say it's a sprawling 85,000 square feet and has 360-degree windows. Other than that, it's still super dusty and under construction.
CityTarget will join a gaggle of other properties invading the new-and-improved Westfield-owned Metreon. The center, which you've most likely only visited for the AMC Theater, will be home to 24 vendors when all is said and done this fall.
There will be a food court with an emphasis on local Bay Area companies, the most exciting being Super Duper Burger and La Boulange, both opening in the spring. There's also the much-beloved cupcake maker Cako, which will have both a cupcake shop and a new ice cream concept, dubbed Cako Creamery, adjacent to one another at the Metreon's 4th Street entrance.
Other vendors include Chipotle, Creperie Saint Germain, SoGreen Yogurt, San Francisco Soup Co., and many more (Eater SF has a pretty complete breakdown, with images, here).
Highlights of the inedible variety include a Chronicle Books shop (opening in the spring), a Massage Envy spa (opening this month), an already-open dining terrace overlooking the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens, and a roofdeck/event space dubbed City View, which includes 20,000 square feet of indoor space and 10,000 square feet of balconies overlooking downtown.
While a few of the food vendors, AMC Theaters, and City View are currently open to the public, trust that we'll keep you updated as each space flings open its doors, throughout the year. Until then, check out the renderings after the jump to see what's in store.
Photo: Courtesy of Metreon