Mayor: Brookwood Target will generate $600K in taxes | News
HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC)- Target is expected to bring jobs and money for Homewood. This afternoon city officials and store representatives held a ribbon cutting.
The store will be open for the public March 10 this Sunday. While this location will not be a SuperTarget, it will be 136,000 square feet that has covered parking. The store has a distinctive two story glass atrium. Another unique factor will be what store officials are calling a cartalator, or cart escalator, to move carts from the second level to the ground floor.
The store has been in the works for Homewood for about two years. Mayor Scott McBrayer says the store should bring in more than 200 jobs and sales taxes of about $600,000. The city will give Target a sales tax rebate for two years to cover the $1.2 million construction cost. McBrayer says the store will open Homewood for more business interest.
"I think when other companies look and see people like Target, people like Fresh Market are considering, I think it brings people in to talk as well," McBrayer said.
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