Springfield Target location sold to new owner

The former Springfield Target store in Springfield recently sold for about $1.5 million to a limited liability company called 1885 W. 1st St. LLC. Bill Lackey/Staff

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The former Springfield Target store in Springfield recently sold for about $1.5 million to a limited liability company called 1885 W. 1st St. LLC. Bill Lackey/Staff

A former Target building on West First Street in Springfield recently sold to a limited liability company for slightly more than $1.5 million, according to records from the Clark County Auditor’s Office.

The building at 1885 W. First St. was transferred from the Dayton Hudson Corporation to a firm called 1885 W. 1st Street LLC, according to the auditor’s office. The building previously housed a Target retail store, but the location has been closed since 2016. The closure was part of a move that closed a total of 13 stores nationwide, including the Springfield location and one other Ohio store in Columbus.

The News-Sun could not reach representatives from the new owners for comment about their plans for the facility. The LLC’s mailing address at 10734 Sky Prairie St. in Fishers, Ind. is the same mailing address for the Indiana-based Dora Hotel Company. That company could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon. The property is listed at about 11 acres, according to information from the Clark County Auditor’s Office. The building was constructed in 2000.

The decision to close the Target store was unpopular at that time. As many as 2,100 area residents signed a petition online asking the retailer’s executives to reconsider the decision, although the attempt was not successful.

Several longtime retail firms including Macy’s and JC Penny have also closed retail locations in Clark County over the past several years.

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