A target business in Commack is one of six under-performing locations in five states that the retailer will close in February, the company said Monday.  The stores, including Commack South's 4 Henry Street, closes on February 2, the last day of Target 2018 fiscal, said Minneapolis-based Target Corp.
About 140 full-time and part-time employees work in the store, which has been open since 2002.
"The decision to close a store is always difficult … Typically, a deal is closed after it has shown several years of declining profitability," said Target spokeswoman Jenna Reck.
The other five stores are closing in Chicago ̵
Target is closing a small number of underperforming businesses each year following a "rigorous assessment," Reck said.
In fiscal 2017, the retailer closed 13 stores, [Target] leases the 143,000-square-foot Commack South Shop building, which includes a CVS and Starbucks.
The final location is the Commack South Shopping Center, which includes Costco, ShopRite, Marshalls and HomeGoods. A home goods salesman, HomeSense, opened next to Target in May.
Target employees at the Commack South store were informed about Monday on Monday, and eligible workers were given the option to move to another location in the chain switch, said Reck
The two targets closest to the store are located on Veterans Memorial Highway 98. in Commack, which is 3.5 miles away, and 160 N. Research Place in Central Islip, that is 12.7 miles away.
Target has 16 stores on Long Island.
A new small-scale target, 54,300 square feet, will open on November 11 in Selden, Independence Plaza, near the crossroads of Middle Country and Boyle Road as planned, the dealer said.