Target Country store in Yass closes its doors today and will undergo a refit and restock to reopen as KHub on January 28th.
Debbie Davis from Target Yass had this to say “Our very last day of trade today as Target Yass! We all would like thank everyone for your support over the years. Looking forward to your continued support when we re-open on the 28th January as KHub.”
Selected Target products are expected to still available for purchase online with delivery to the local store for customer collection.
The conversion to a K-Mart store sees Yass escape the worse fate of many regional and rural stores such as Cooma and Cootamundra under parent company Wesfarmers plan to close 75 stores and convert 52.
In a company statement last June, Yass Target was listed on the KMART conversion list and stated provisions were being made for staff to join the rebranded stores in 2021.
“Target team members impacted by store closures will be given priority consideration for new roles created in Kmart and Catch as these businesses continue to grow. In addition, Wesfarmers has established a cross-divisional working group to identify redeployment opportunities for affected team members, including in Bunnings and Officeworks.”
Yass Valley Times conducted an online survey of our readers regarding the loss of Target and the conversion to K-Mart. With a reach of more than 16,000 with 7,684 clicks, shares and comments – it was a close call with just seven comments more in favour of K-Mart as the preferred store.
However, one thing was unanimous amongst all our respondents. Anything was considered better than an empty shopfront on the Main Street of Yass.
In June 2020-Rachel Oldfield & Kayla Scanes were excited to learn Kmart was coming to Yass