Target To Open First Johnston County Location

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SELMA – Target will be opening their first location in Johnston County at Eastfield Crossing in Selma. The massive development is currently under construction.

Other retail stores previously announced include Burlington, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, Old Navy, Ross, and Ulta Beauty.

Target will be located at 551 Saint Mark Avenue and will be approximately 130,000 sq. ft., according to their website.

Eastfield Crossing is a 3 million square foot master planned, mixed-use development comprised of a business park, retail, medical, coworking, hospitality, entertainment, senior and residential living on approximately 400 acres of land off Interstate 95 between Exits 97 and 98.

In June 2022, Do Goods Foods LLC announced they would create 100 jobs and invest more than $100 million in a new production facility at Eastfield Crossing.


  1. Only if they knew that is going to be constant issue of people stealing just like they do at the outlets.

    • Target makes 7 quadrillion dollars a year, they don’t care about your statistics you got from a fake facebook article. They wouldn’t build these places if they were being financially burdened from stealing.

  2. I’ll believe it when I see it. If this plan does work out then it’ll be nice to have more variety in retailers around here. I don’t shop at Target often (mostly because I’m very rarely close to one), but they’re decent stores in my experience.

      • Oh, that’s good. I haven’t driven by that area in a while, but I’m not far from it. I’ll have to drive by one day.

    • Target paid $2,000,000 for 12.18 acres in the shopping center on 11/27/23 so it’s probably a safe bet to say they are going to be there.

  3. JoCo really needs another strip mall. We have a food court with no mall. Corporate Planning at its finest. How about an actual mall that will be a destination instead of another stop and roll strip mall?

    • ChinaJoe, real Malls are dead money today…takes too much investment for a place no one wants to go as far as retail any longer. These aren’t the 80’s any longer, too much online retail, wal-marts for prices and then retail destinations that are mixed use drive foot traffic these days.

  4. This is going to be great for the surrounding area. From Dunn we have to drive all the way to Garner/Raleigh or Fayetteville for some of these stores

  5. When will they bring Olive Garden Restaurant to Selma NC there is no good restaurant in this area. We have to drive out of Johnston County to eat good food.

    • They tried to bring the Red Lobster and Olive Garden combo restaurant a few years ago to the outlet area but the cost of land was too expensive and the franchise chose not to build in Smithfield at that time. I would love to see them build in the area.

  6. Hope they have people willing to work and have customer service skills because as you can see from the fine establishments that are already here, nobody wants to work and the ones they hire don’t want to be there. Our Walmart is one of the worst in Eastern North Carolina for lack of stock and customer service and other establishments have failed.

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