SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - A candlelit vigil has been scheduled for the closing of the Slidell Target.
An event was created on Facebook for Saturday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
The event's description calls the store's closing a somber moment for the community.
After an announcement in September that Target would be adding $3 billion in improvements to 1,000 of its 1,800 stores, the company announced it is closing 12 underperforming stores, one of those being the Slidell location
The other stores Target is closing in February: Hastings, Minn.; Fergus Falls, Minn.; Harper Woods, Mich.: Hutchinson, Kan.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Macon, Ga.; Lauderhill, Fla.; Matteson, Ill.; Romeoville, Ill.; Baltimore; and San Antonio.
So far, over 100 people have confirmed their attendance to the vigil.
The Slidell Target is located on 61121 Airport Road.