Last year, city shoppers were lucky enough to receive an Anthropologie and J.Crew in Harbor East.
This October, The Shops at Canton Crossing finally got its Target. Now, there really isn't a reason to leave the area. Aside from truly being a one-stop shop—you go for a box of detergent and leave with a bicycle, a pair of gloves, a gallon of ice cream, and a china set—the 135,000-square-foot store is said to have created about 250 new jobs for the area. Plus, the company as a whole gives well over $4 million a week to charities, some of them local.
Although the Target is clearly the main attraction to the 325,000-square-foot shopping center, The Shops at Canton Crossing also houses a few other go-to favorites like Old Navy, LOFT, DSW, and, coming soon, a Harris Teeter (slated for spring 2014).
And while most of the stores are big-box chains, you'll be happy to find additional locations of local restaurants like Waterfront Kitchen (opening spring 2014), Mission BBQ, and Samos.