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What’s happening to the Target building on Holcomb Bridge Road?

This is “Actual Factual North Fulton.” A column where I, Mitchell Northam, will answer your questions about what’s going on in north Fulton County.

Since it shut its doors seven months ago, many Roswell residents have wondered about what’s going to happen to the vacated Super Target building on Holcomb Bridge Road in east Roswell.

Will it be knocked down? Will it become a Whole Foods? Will it be transformed into headquarters for the CIA? Will it be burned to the ground and transformed into a petting zoo for giraffes? Will Pres. Donald J. Trump build a mini-Mar-a-Lago there?

Actually, none of those things are happening.

And according to two city officials in Roswell, nothing at all is happening with the old Super Target building.

For now, anyways.

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Mark Wolff, the deputy director of community development in Roswell, said he isn’t aware of any plans for the former Super Target building. Jackie Deibel, Roswell’s planning and zoning director, said the city has not spoken to anyone about the property at this time.

So, for now, 2600 Holcomb Bridge Road will continue to be the home of an empty and not-so-super Super Target.

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The Super Target shut its doors for good on Jan. 27, 2017, despite resident’s efforts to keep it open with a petition that was signed by more than 1,800 people.

When the AJC initially reported the closing of the big box store, a Target spokeswoman said, “Typically, a store is closed as a result of seeing several years of decreasing profitability.”

As of this writing, there are three other Targets in the North Fulton area.

We’ll continue to keep an eye on development in Roswell and what the future of the former Super Target building is.

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