Now open at 7000 Austin Street near the Long Island Rail Road station
A two-level, 21,000-square-foot space, the Queens Target store is a quick stop for locals to find pharmacy, fresh grocery with grab-and-go food options, basic apparel (think tees, tanks and C9 active wear for men and women), health and beauty necessities, tech accessories and more. It’s stocked with a tailored assortment that caters to city-dwellers, including home products perfect for single family homes and condos. And to make each shopping trip as quick and easy as possible, we offer easy fulfillment options like order pickup, so guests can place an order online and pick it up at the store for free.
meet the team
Matt Parry (that's him above, third from the left) is a native New Yorker, Long Island Marathon finisher and Store Team Leader (the top Target executive in the store) of our new Forest Hills store.
How long have you been with Target?
I joined Target in 2012 at the Queens Place store. I was an Executive Team Leader (ETL), Sales Floor, a Senior ETL, Merchandising, and was promoted to Store Team Lead in March.
Tell us a little about yourself
I grew up outside of Syracuse, N.Y., in a town called Oneida. It's a small town that's claim to fame is the silverware that we actually sell at Target. I worked in the Oneida factory during high school so I always point the silverware out to my team at work. I currently live in Kew Gardens, Queens, and I've lived in Queens since 2006 when I started at St. John's University. My parents still live in Oneida where I grew up with my little brother.
Tell us about the Forest Hills team
I’m so excited about our team at the store. There are about 60-70 team members—almost all of them are Queens residents, and many live in Forest Hills and walk to the store. It’s a really diverse neighborhood, and we have team members who speak English, Spanish, Hindi, Fuzhounese, Tagalog, Cantonese, Russian and Yoruba.
What are you most looking forward to in your new role at the Forest Hills store?
I'm looking forward to tailoring our assortment as we learn more about our Forest Hills guests. It's the coolest part about these smaller format stores. We can adapt fast to our guests and their needs, and truly give them the Target they want. I also really look forward to becoming part of the Forest Hills and Austin Street community. It's a very close-knit group of businesses and people. I can't wait to see how we fit in over time.