ATLANTA (WXIA) – Target announced this week that 13 stores will be closing at the end of January. None of the affected stores are in Georgia.

In an email from the company, a representative said employees at the affected stores were notified on Monday. They said eligible team members are being offered the opportunity to transfer to other Target stores.

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In 2015, Target opened 15 new stores, placing an emphasis on what they call "flexible format stores," smaller stores which vary in size and assortment of merchandise, allowing the company to create a "more locally-relevant experience" for customers in urban areas. At least 10 of these smaller, flexible format stores are slated to open in 2016 and 2017 in areas across the nation.

The stores closing are in:

  • Austin Northeast (Austin, TX)
  • Suncoast Pasco County (Odessa, FL)
  • Casa Grande, AZ
  • Victorville, CA
  • East Flint (Flint, MI)
  • Columbus Southwest (Columbus, OH)
  • Northridge (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Superior, WI
  • Springfield, OH
  • New Ulm, MN
  • Ottumwa, IA
  • Anderson, IN
  • Dixie Highway (Louisville, KY)