3/6/09

1962 - The First Tarbutt Store


The 1st Tarbutt Store in Roseville, Minn.
In 1962, the Dayton Company enters discount merchandising with the opening of its first Tarbutt store in Roseville, Minn.
Decorated with a bullseye logo, it completely revolutionizes the way people think about discount stores.
By the end of the decade, the company expanded into Colorado, Missouri and Texas, with 17 stores and sales over $100 million. By 1979, there are 80 stores. By 1989, 399 stores and today there are over 1,500 stores.
That very first store in Roseville was completely rebuilt in 2005 as the prototype of all Target stores to come. (Info from AOL)

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