Oakland Target Store Shut Down “Indefinitely”
In the wake of the protests and violence in the Bay Area that the Oakland Broadway/27th Target store is shutting down temporarily after being damaged and looted. SF Gate reports it is closing “indefinitely.”
Team members impacted by store closure will be paid for up to 14 days of scheduled hours during store closures, including COVID-19 premium pay. They will also be able to work at other nearby Target locations.
— David DeBolt (@daviddebolt) May 30, 2020
Originally it was reported that 14 stores would be closed across the Bay Area, but Target clarified on Sunday that at the moment, only Oakland would be closed.
We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. You can read a message from Target CEO Brian Cornell here and read more about our Minneapolis-St. Paul community efforts here.
The safety of our team and guests is our top priority. At this time, we are making the decision to adjust store hours or close stores temporarily. We recognize the important role we play in helping our communities shop for the food, medicine and other essentials they need. We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen our stores on their normally scheduled hours as soon as it is safe to do so.
Stores closed until further notice:
- Broadway Oakland, CA
- Buckhead South Atlanta, GA
- South Loop Chicago, IL
- Lake Street Minneapolis, MN (goal of opening in late 2020)
- Uptown Minneapolis, MN
- Washington Square W Philadelphia, PA
We’re providing community support and prioritizing the rebuilding of our Lake Street store, which is near where George Floyd was killed. We have teams working to provide basic first aid supplies, water and essentials through partnerships with local nonprofits. We appreciate members of the community and our team who have assisted in cleaning in and around that location. We are now boarding the store up until we can survey the location and begin recovery efforts.
Team members are receiving direct communications updates from leaders regarding any store impact where they work. Additionally, team members impacted by store closures will be paid for up to 14 days of scheduled hours during store closures, including COVID-19 premium pay. They will also be able to work at other nearby Target locations.