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Big Box Retailer Getting Smaller


The SuperTarget on Highway 287 in Lafayette may not be all that super when all is said and done. The developers of the project have scaled the size of the super retail store back, yet Lafayette’s projections for the sales tax cash it will receive remains unchanged. Something has to give considering the project will now be 45,000 square feet smaller. Luckily, the city gave its incentives, for the most part, in rebates, meaning it hasn’t really wasted any money. If SuperTarget sells tons of gear anyway, the rebate that’s capped at $4 million will be worthwhile.

What’s Next: Bonnie Star, the city’s development director, surmises the smaller project could leave more room for other development next door.

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