The Target will occupy the former Sears in the Lake Success Shopping Center in New Hyde Park. Credit: Danielle Silverman

A Target is finally set to open in New Hyde Park next month, more than four years after building plans for the store were submitted to the town of North Hempstead.

The retailer will hold a grand opening April 14 for a store at 1400 Union Tpke. in the Lake Success Shopping Center, said Loni Q. Monroe, a spokeswoman for Minneapolis-based Target Corp.

She declined to provide additional details, including the number of people who will work in the store and the features it will have.

A sign on the outside of the Target building says that the store will have a CVS pharmacy.

Also, the Target will have a Starbucks, according to a job posting for a barista on the retailer's website.

The largest anchor in the Lake Success Shopping Center, the three-level, approximately 115,000-square-foot Target occupies a space that a Sears department store vacated in 2018.

In 2019, the shopping center’s owner, Lake Success Shopping Center LLC, submitted building plans to the town for renovation work on the basement and first floor, which was the only space Target initially planned to take, for a 78,441-square-foot store.

In September 2021, a Target spokeswoman told Newsday that the retailer was taking all three floors of the building to better meet local needs.

Target’s opening was delayed in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Peck, managing agent and partner in Lake Success Shopping Center LLC, told Newsday last summer.

Also, obtaining permits from the town of North Hempstead took longer than expected, said Brian Schuster, vice chairman of Ripco Real Estate LLC, the Woodbury-based firm representing the shopping center’s landlord in leasing.

The Lake Success Shopping Center’s tenants include Burlington, Claire’s, Foot Locker, Northwell Health-GoHealth Pediatric & Adult Urgent Care, The One Nail Bar & Lash, and The Paper Store, all of which have opened since August.

The shopping center's vacancy rate is 7.38%, a representative for the landlord said.

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