City leaders head to Minneapolis to save Target store

Target store. (WDTN Photo)
Target store. (WDTN Photo)

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Trotwood city leaders are flying to Minneapolis in an effort to convince Target to stay.

Mayor Joyce Cameron and City Manager Michael Lucking will travel to the Target Corporation headquarters Monday, March 31 to meet with top executives.

The city requested the face-to-face meeting to discuss the closure of the Trotwood store in May. “Of course, we want to extend our appreciation to Target on being in our community,” said Michael Lucking, Trotwood City Manager.  “We value Target as one of our retail partners, however, we are disappointed in their decision to leave the northwest region.

We are hopeful officials will reconsider the decision to close its Trotwood store.”

A petition drive to save the store began shortly after the closing announcement was made. 2,300 people signed it within a couple of weeks. The mayor and city manager will hand deliver that petition as part of their argument to save the store. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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