EAST PEORIA - Local leaders are breaking in the city's new Target store in style.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Friday at 5 p.m. Dave Mingus, East Peoria mayor and other city leaders will be on-hand.
People in attendance will have the first chance to tour and shop at the store. The store is a key part of the city's new-look downtown, and Target says it is ready to start serving the community.
"You know it's been a long time coming. We've been working since construction started in June. The store is up and ready to go. We're just really excited to get guests in the building and open for business."
The store opens on Wednesday, and the official grand opening is on Sunday, March 10th.