Places generally along the South Freeway (I-45), and south of the Ship Channel, including Clear Lake, Deer Park, Freindswood, the Hobby Area, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, South Houston, and Texas City.
Makes sense, the existing store has an interior decor reminiscent to the one College Station(hometown) had going back to the early 2000's. The new look is consistent with what most of the Targets in the Houston area look like now.
Given how high profile a location the Memorial City location is I'm surprised they hadn't freshened it up earlier.
That's an interesting question, Mark. Generally developers want a return on their investment in a reasonable amount of time but they also want to take advantage of opportunities and position themselves in a way they believe the market is headed. On thing the pandemic has proven is a lot of people can work from home or other remote locations and shop on-line with home delivery. Perhaps developers are asking what is next going to be in demand, commercial office buildings (not if more are working remotely), retail space (not if more are ordering on-line and having goods delivered to their doors), hospitality and entertainment (who knows)? Besides, if I had to guess, I would think garden and podium apartments are less expensive to build than office buildings and retail centers.