CASA GRANDE — The owners of The Promenade at Casa Grande have released a petition with hopes of obtaining 50,000 signatures to present to Target management.

“The owners of The Promenade at Casa Grande have provided Target with information on the growth and economic prospects of Casa Grande in hopes Target would consider reopening,” says a post on the Promenade’s Facebook page. “However, Target has not made a commitment to ownership as of yet.”

According to the Facebook post, the petition is directed to Target in order to encourage the company to reopen.

“We are hoping to obtain 50,000 signatures, which will provide a clear indication of Casa Grande’s desire to patronize their business,” says the Facebook post.

In November of 2015 it was reported that the Target at the Promenade would close its doors after the holiday season.

At the time, it was reported that the decision to close a store is typically the result of decreasing profitability over several years. The Target had opened back in 2007, when the mall was new.

”At Target, we continuously explore possible locations for new stores,” said Target representative Jill Lewis. “We consider a number of factors when evaluating new store opportunities, such as population density, site accessibility and how we can fill a need in the community.”

According to a press release from Target in March, it will accelerate some new store openings and store remodelings.

“Following 30 store openings in 2020, including adding a record 29 new small-format stores in a single year, Target plans to accelerate the pace and open 30-40 new stores each year to meet community needs in urban centers, college campuses and dense suburban cities across the county,” says the press release.

”For the past 4 years, we’ve had to travel 90 minutes round trip in order to shop at the nearest Target,” says the petition. “We believe this petition will prove to Target that Casa Grande and the surrounding communities have the necessary customer base and community support which will lead to a successful operation.”

By Friday afternoon, the petition had almost 6,000 signatures.


Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.