Long Way from “Tar-Zhay┬┤”

Not owning a Tesla, I have no idea how fast they (re)charge.

But, based on at least one Target — the St. Louis Park store just east of Highway 100 — now having multiple Tesla charging stations (“Superchargers”) in its parking lot, I’m guessing that a 30-minute shop is long enough to at least “top off” the electric car’s battery.

My theory: even if the stations are underused, it differentiates Target from competitors like Wal-Mart, and signals that it’s, um . . . targeting more affluent consumers.

Not Your Dad’s Discounter

If you didn’t know, Target is headquartered in Minneapolis.

The discounter was originally a subsidiary of Dayton Hudson, and eventually became the proverbial “tail wagging the (retail) dog.”

Long-time locals (I qualify) remember when it was still referred to as “Tar-zhay’.”

See also, “YBYGAS?,” Indeed“; ““No Waiting in Lane #5 (or #11, or #18, or #24, or . . .)”“; and “Spotted: 1st Twin Cities Electric Car Charging Station.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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