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Target announces closure of Perth CBD store to make way for Kmart

Another Target is no more, with a new Kmart store muscling its way into the outlet’s prime location in Perth’s CBD.

Signs plastered on the window of the entrance at Target in Perth’s CBD indicate the store is closing on May 29.

“We’re sorry to be leaving the Perth CBD community, and we hope it’s not ‘goodbye’, but ‘see you soon’ at our online store after we close on May 29.”

But in fantastic news for Kmart fans, the outlet has announced it will be taking over the space.

“Big news… Kmart opening here soon,” another sign in the window reads.

The CBD location is among more than 100 Target stores across Australia which are either being axed or rebranded as Kmart in a major revamp of the struggling chain.

Images taken at the Target store on Friday show it almost completely empty.

Images taken at the Target store on Friday show it almost completely empty.
Camera IconImages taken at the Target store on Friday show it almost completely empty. Credit: Supplied

In April it was announced Kmart would take over the old Whitford City Target location.

Wesfarmers announced the mass store closures and rebranding last year, but said staff working in Target stores being converted would instead be employed by Kmart.

Workers in the stores facing closure could also be given jobs in its other businesses, such as Bunnings Warehouse and Officeworks.

“We understand these closures will affect a lot of people in the Target community and we appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times,” Target previously said in a statement.

“We are committed to providing every opportunity for redeployment for our team members who will be affected by these changes.”

“We are proud to have a rich history as an Australian company and we are committed to serving you, our valued customers, now and into the future.”

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