Looks like all you Maui residents who’ve been slowly dying in the consumer wasteland that lies between Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Costco will finally get some relief. According to this Jan. 27 Pacific Business News post, on Thursday Safeway’s Property Development Centers will break ground on the new 275,000 square-foot Puunene Shopping Center, which includes a Target–the first on Maui–as its anchor. PBN added that Target’s target for opening is March 2015.
That should give Target just enough time to climb out of the company’s recent data breach that compromised credit and debit card information on an estimated 70 million customers. Well, that’s assuming anyone’s are actually concerned about the data breach: today, the Associated Press reported that most people, though worried about the compromised data, aren’t doing much about it:
But just 37 percent have tried to use cash for purchases rather than pay with plastic in response to data thefts like the one at Target, while only 41 percent have checked their credit reports. And even fewer have changed their online passwords at retailers’ websites, requested new credit or debit card numbers from their bank or signed up for a credit monitoring service.
But hey, we’re getting a Target. Woo. While it certainly will make life easier for residents who prefer Target’s plants, toys and cheaply made furniture to that of Wal-Mart, it will also make Maui just a little more like the Mainland.
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