Hollywood's Target Husk May Finally Become A Real Target

A screenshot of the unfinished Target at Sunset and Western. (Via Google Maps)

Hollywood's famous Target Husk is now on track to become an actual Target — with walls, doors, parking, goods, a logo and everything.

Target's been trying to build a new store on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue for years, but a legal challenge put construction on hold until now.

The California Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling Wednesday on the embattled project.

The legal battle was built on allegations by a citizen's coalition group that the city of Los Angeles had violated an environmental protection law, known as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as they studied the construction project.

The judge rejected that argument.

"The City [Los Angeles] created a new subzone and rezoned only one development into that subzone; updating its prior report analyzing that development also complies with CEQA," Judge Richard L. Fruin wrote in his ruling. You can read the 40-page ruling below, if you really want to.

"We are pleased with the Court's decision that the City of Los Angeles followed the law and that the project can move forward," said city attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox.

LAist reported on the ghost store's saga earlier this week, which you can read all about here.

As for the Target Husk itself, it's grappling with some existential questions on its parody Twitter account.


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