CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Coffee cravers can celebrate, as the Target at Corridor G is expected to open another Starbucks in the Charleston area in March.
Janna Petry, executive team leader at the Target store, said the Starbucks is part of the retailer's remodeling effort. The South Charleston store started renovations Dec. 26 and will continue to update sections of the store during the next few months.
Petry said a new fresh produce section would be put in where the electronics area is now. Also, the "market aisles" will be extended by 4 feet to give customers more shopping space, she said.
Beginning Feb. 1, the store's existing freezers will be closed for a few weeks so that more than 100 freezer doors can be installed to "offer more variety to our customers," Petry said. Coolers will still be available for customers to buy items such as milk and eggs, she said.
A meat section -- not including a deli or a butcher -- will sell pre-packaged meats. Petry said she is not sure where in the store that would be located.
The Starbucks will be placed where the existing guest services is located near the front of the store. The guest services will be moved to the area where the express checkout lanes had stood, Petry said.
Starbucks' construction will be finished Feb. 15, but the coffee shop isn't scheduled to open until the second week of March, she said.
Petry said employees will use the time between the completed construction and grand opening to train Target employees to work at the coffee shop in positions such as a district manager, supervisor and team member.
Target employees also will be able to use their store discount at the Starbucks.