Now, not only has the world changed, but our metropolitan area has changed. We actually have a Downtown now, and people are actually living in it (including a few of you readers). Five years ago, you Downtown Folk got a Ralphs supermarket, which was like a massively groundbreaking moment, remember? The seas parted, the earth shook and you could just walk down the street for some groceries.
The Target department store chain eventually wised up to all this and opened up a City Target store in Downtown last week. Slightly smaller, yet featuring much of the same stuff you'll find at a suburban Target (sans lawn/porch-related items).
The Militant went to take a gander at this new phenomenon, and bought some stuff too.
|City Target's "City Love" section, full of Los Angeles-centric items.|
|DTLA's second supermarket!|
The Militant ended up buying some cheap shades, because he was fearing he was being recognized lately.
When he was done, he got a nice, friendly, upbeat-yet-not-too-forced-and-hokey attitude from the redshirts (i.e. Target employees). Let's see how long that lasts, but they seemed aite.
One thing, though, that was not alright was...the lack of bicycle parking. Grrrr.
Dude, this is Downtown. CicLAfreakingvia happened right outside its doors two weekends ago.
|No bike parking facilities. Whatup wit dat?!|