LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  The only Target store on Dixie Highway in southwest Louisville is set to close this year.

WDRB is told employees of the store were notified Friday night of the store closing.

Customers started getting word on Saturday and say they’re not happy about it.

"It's very disappointing because this is my go to store,” said a customer named Gail.

Gail says she lives five miles away and the Target store is convenient for her.

“I’m down here once or twice, sometimes more than that, a week,” she said.

According to the website's store locator, the closest store to 9070 Dixie Highway location is fourteen miles away.

For customers coming from that Dixie Highway area, it will be a 20-30 minute drive.

"I don't want to have to go twenty miles if I'm just going to run down here for a second to pick something up,” Gail said.

“If I’m using my red card I save 5 percent, and now I'm going to have to go to another store. It makes me sad,” Jared Auchey said.

Auchey is afraid the closing of the store will have a ripple effect.

"Once Target closes, what's going to close next? What if another store closes? It's going to show the economy is fading in the area. It's just not a good sign for the community,” Auchey said.

A member of Target's media team sent us a statement.

“I can confirm that we have made the decision to close that store.

The decision to close a Target store is not made lightly.

We typically decide to close a store after careful consideration of the long-term financial performance of a particular location.

Typically, a store is closed as a result of seeing several years of decreasing profitability.”

“It's not going to be the same without Target around,” Auchey said.

Target officials couldn’t say when the store will close, but said it won't be before Nov. 1.

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