By Shelby Cassesse

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Target has plans to move into downtown Pittsburgh, a company spokesperson says.

The store is coming to 400 Fifth Avenue, which is where the Kaufmann’s — and later Macy’s — used to be.

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A spokesperson says the store will be about 22,000 square feet.

More specific details — including “how the shopping experience will be tailored to serve local guests” and the opening date — will be available as the company gets closer to opening the store.

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“It’s something that residents have told us they’ve wanted for many, many years now,” said Jeremy Waldrup, the president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Macy’s took over the building when it acquired Kaufmann’s department store in 2005. It was then announced in 2015 that Macy’s would close.

We are told that construction will likely begin in the coming months, and the store could open as quickly as next year.

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“We think that it will really support the retailers that currently exist, and we’re really hopeful that it will continue to spark some new investments in retail,” said Waldrup.