Hancock County residents who get their Target fix at the Slidell location will have to soon drive to D’Iberville.
The store on Airport Boulevard is closing its doors in February 2018, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Advocate.
Target spokeswoman Erin Conroy told The Advocate why the retailer chose to close it’s Slidell store: Every store’s performance is evaluated and closing decisions are made after seeing several years of profit decrease.
The store’s closing went viral on social media and prompted Slidell’s Makayla Colleen to create a petition to stop the store from closing. Nearly 3,000 people had signed the petition at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
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The Slidell store was one of a dozen stores across the U.S. that will close on Feb. 3, 2018, CNBC reports.
Target in Slidell is about a 20-minute drive from Bay St. Louis. The D’Iberville store is about 45 minutes away from the Bay.
Some Hancock County residents signed Colleen’s petition, including one woman who said, “Please don’t make me go to Walmart.”