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Target's sprawling King of Prussia location—reportedly the largest Target store on the East Coast—will open this weekend, and it's pretty much guaranteed to be a sh*tshow. Local police and fire crews are already on standby for the store's early Sunday morning debut, which will likely see ridiculous traffic on the already-cloggy Route 202. Police will be patrolling the grounds to help diffuse potential mayhem, and firefighters are hoping, praying that a car fire doesn't break out in the semi-enclosed parking lot, causing black smoke that incites panic within that one unlucky schmo who only stopped by because Wifey texted they were out of toilet paper. (Yes, that's a legit concern.)
Here's what to expect after you shoulder your way through the crowds: 135,000 square feet of general Target wondrousness, including a grocery section that's 40% larger than those in standard Targets. There's also an iPad-equipped browsing lounge, staffed by black shirted employees, where you can comparison shop Target's electronics online. The construction of this behemoth is different, too: Part of the store is on elevated on stilts over an 800-space parking garage, wherein that threat of car fire lay in waiting—but what are the chances of that happening, really?
· Target [Official Site]
· 165,000 square foot Target coming to King of Prussia [Phila. Business Journal]
· King of Prussia braces for massive Target store opening [Daily Times]