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Super Target headed for Salt River Indian community

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:06 am | Updated: 10:42 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A new 400,000-square foot shopping center anchored by a Super Target is poised to arise on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa community side of the Scottsdale border.

Scottsdale-based Barclay Group said today it will develop Salt River Commons on 40 acres of land sandwiched between Pima Road and the Loop 101 freeway, just south of Via de Ventura.

The new shopping center is slated to start construction in the fall and open in late 2009.

It will feature the Scottsdale area’s first Super Target, the company’s combo discount department store and-supermarket, but the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community will snag the sales tax dollars instead of the city.

It’s the second time the Indian community landed a “Scottsdale” first. A few miles south of the new proposed center, Scottsdale Pavilions opened more than a decade ago after Scottsdale took a pass on the Valley‘s first open-air power center.

In fact, Target is planning to close its Scottsdale Pavilion regular store when the Super Target is ready to open, according to Barclay.

Currently north East Valley shoppers have to travel to Mesa or Gilbert to shop at a Super Target.

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