Target announced its popular East Harlem store on 117th Street will be closing in the coming weeks | Upper East Site Target to Close East Harlem Store Due to Theft, Safety Issues by Upper East Site Staff September 27, 2023, 10:25 am 1 Comment Target is permanently closing its popular East 117th Street store in East Harlem, one of nine locations on the chopping block, with the mega-retailer citing shoplifting and organized crime as the reason for the impending shutdowns. "Theft and orgaAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest It’s unfortunate, but not surprising.