The New Streeterville Target Will Be The First In Nation To Serve Alcohol

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 25, 2015 9:54PM


Shopping and drinking simultaneously is the new thing. Whole Foods has several different bars at some locations. Mariano's has a pint-glass holder built into its shopping cards. Now, it seems that Target has jumped on the bandwagon, as the new Target Express coming to Streeterville has applied for licenses that could let shoppers drink while they buy sheets and DVDs.

This Target Express is opening in the former Fox & Obel space this fall. According to Crain's, it's likely going to be the first in the nation to allow shoppers sip while they shop—or at least, take a break at the bar without leaving the store. It's unclear whether the licenses would allow Target to set up a bar in the TargetExpress, or have patrons truly immerse the drinking experience in with the shopping experience.

According to Crain's:

The Minneapolis-based retailer, which plans to open the 24,000-square-foot store at 401 E. Illinois St. in October, has applied for two city liquor licenses: one to sell packaged liquor, like beer, wine and spirits, and another to serve alcohol on-site. While a Target spokeswoman declined to provide any details today, an announcement is expected tomorrow.

We'll definitely keep on top of this breaking news story. Now if only we could figure out what kind of wine went with Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas...