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KeyPoint Partners Procures Target’s First Vermont Store

Target to open next year at University Mall in South Burlington

BURLINGTON, MA (today)— KeyPoint Partners, LLC (KPP) the Burlington, MA-based commercial real estate service firm, has negotiated a lease with Target Corporation to open a store at University Mall (UMall) in South Burlington, Vermont, according to Robert Lemons, Managing Partner of the firm.

KPP Vice President of Leasing Don Mace negotiated the lease. KPP manages and leases UMall on behalf of the owner.

The new Target store - the first in the state of Vermont - will occupy a prominent 60,000 square foot anchor space currently occupied by The Bon-Ton. Construction of the new Target will begin in February, with an October planned opening.

“Vermont shoppers have been waiting for Target to come to their state, and Target has been very patient in securing its first Vermont site. Working with all partners – Target, the City of South Burlington, and Hannaford – was a truly pleasurable experience. Personally, it’s exciting to be able to transform shopping destinations of this level. The deal was a major milestone for Target – even CNN picked up the news”, says Mace.

The much-anticipated Target will become the centerpiece of an ambitious plan to re-merchandise UMall. Other planned leasing enhancements will be announced soon. KPP also recently negotiated a lease with L Brands to relocate and expand the Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works stores at UMall.

UMall, located on Dorset Street in South Burlington, is Vermont’s largest enclosed mall at more than 610,000 square feet. UMall is anchored by Kohl’s, JCPenney,, and Sears, and includes more than 80 retailers and restaurants such as Charlotte Russe, American Eagle, Zumiez, Christopher & Banks, Applebee’s, and many others. Outparcel merchants include Hannaford Supermarket, Party City, Vitamin Shoppe, and People’s United Bank. For complete information about UMall visit For leasing information, contact Don Mace at 781.418.6243 or


Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,816 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For more information, visit For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

KeyPoint Partners:

Headquartered in Burlington, MA, KPP is the region's premier commercial real estate service firm, providing property and asset management services for over 21 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial properties, leasing for retail properties totaling more than 7 million square feet, and tenant representation services for local, regional, and national retailers. The firm provides a wide range of services to retailers, property owners, and financial institutions including retail brokerage, investment sales, property and asset management, construction, custom market research, and financing/consulting services. For more information about KPP’s services, or to view exclusive listings.

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