City, county and state officials and the local NAACP were discouraged Tuesday in their attempts to change Target’s decision to shutter the Trotwood store.
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MIDDLETOWN RESIDENTS PETITION TO KEEP TARGET OPEN
Middletown residents have taken to social media pleading for Target Corp. officials to reconsider their decision to shutter the Target store in Middletown.
Company officials announced Jan. 10 their plan to close, by May 3, eight stores nationwide, including the shopping center in Middletown at 6775 Roosevelt Parkway.
Disappointed shoppers used Facebook and other websites to convince company officials to change their minds. Facebook groups ‘Keep Middletown Target’ and ‘Save Middletown Target’ have a combined nearly 5,000 members. Several of the groups’ members have urged others to call Target’s home offices in Minneapolis to appeal to officials there. One follower even suggested Middletown residents stop shopping at other stores to boost sales at the soon-to-be closed Target.
“We all may be small in comparison to a major company like Target … but fighting for this could make a big difference to a town many of us love very much,” Amie Earls wrote on the ‘Save Middletown Target’ Facebook page.
A petition on the website change.org is also asking corporate heads to keep the store open.
“We need to keep good business in Middletown, Ohio, open,” the petition reads.
As of Tuesday, 1,170 people had signed the online petition.