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Target Sets Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Target will mark  the opening of its Huntington Station store with a ribbon-cutting and tour of the store on Tuesday.

The company said the Walt Whitman band, members of fire departments and local officials are scheduled to participate. 

The store, on the site of the former Huntington Townhouse at 124 E. Jericho Tpke., will open to the public on Wednesday, the company said. Signs on the building that say it will open Oct. 13 refer to its official grand opening.

In addition,to its other inventory, the store will offer an expanded selection of fresh groceries, including fresh produce, meats and bakery items, plus a Starbucks, pharmacy and Target Optical.

The ribbon cutting is set for 5 p.m.

cris October 06, 2013 at 08:19 AM
ou know I have a beef with them. Why didn't they hire people that live in Huntington Station? Many huntington station people were denied jobs there and yet they kept a help wanted sign up for months...I don't get that...not sure if I want to shop in a store that doesn't want to hire locals?????
Nancy J. Berg October 06, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Chris, I saw the Target booth at the Unity Day parade and Fair in Huntington Station on Sept. 7. They were taking applications for new jobs at the Huntington Station store. I guess you missed that.
flnylady4 October 06, 2013 at 10:58 AM
There was a hiring center set up on the lower level of Astoria Bank Bldg on Rt 110. That's in Huntington Station. What did you expect them to do, knock on doors to ask people if they wanted to work there? Where are you getting your information that many HS people were denied jobs from?
Karen Koch October 06, 2013 at 12:00 PM
I hate to burst your bubble and your "beef" with Target, Cris, but as one person out of 1/2 of the employees at the new Target I want you to know that like me, that half ALL live in Huntington Station and ALL of us were hired. They are not denying anyone from the local community so I don't know where you get your information from or what your issue is but you're wrong entirely and you need better information sources.
Pastizzi October 06, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Good Luck with your jobs, I guess you are more special then the ones that weren't hired! I also know plently of people in Huntington Station that weren't hired including my son and bunch of students from Walt Whitman. Of course, not everybody gets hired but Cris is not "wrong entirely" and he is entitled to voice his opinion here!
Pastizzi October 06, 2013 at 05:55 PM
BTW Karen, please check what you wrote, it isn't very articulate... I guess this is what Target is looking for? Wow!
October Faerie October 07, 2013 at 06:38 AM
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cris October 11, 2013 at 08:15 PM
So to all that comments about posting jobs out there in booths or hiring centers ...duh I didn't expect them to come knocking at my door. We knew that and we did that...again I will say, alot of huntington station people were not hired. I am getting my information from people from our community who were turned down through emails..smart alack. Keep the unnecessary comments to yourself if you don't know the whole story. I am just saying there were alot of huntington station people that were not hired and they are good people. And yet Target has the nerve to keep the "help wanted" sign on the front of the walls when they declined people. Thank you mmgmalta1 for your support. The comment from Karen Koch about her being 1/2 the people hired in huntington station. !/2 the people????? wheres the other 1/2?????....good for you and good luck. Its people like you who now work at TARGET should be alittle more sensitive to those who did not get a job there and say something like "oh why don't you try again Target is a great place to work" instead of your nasty remark about "you don't know where I get my information from" Be alittle more open to helping your community not shutting us down. You know the more I read the comments the more disgusted I am with Target....I think I will say something to management about who they hire....Really...who wants to work or shop in a place like that????
Dozey October 15, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Alot Alittle

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