BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Target will soon celebrate the grand opening of a new retail establishment on Kent Island, according to store staff.

The 95,000-square-foot store sits in the 200 block of Kent Landing in Stevensville.

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“The Kent Island Target store is hiring for those interested in joining our collaborative and guest-focused team,” Store Director Sara Hazy said. ”Our team is at the heart of how we serve the Stevensville community, and when you work at Target, you’re working alongside a dedicated team that cares, grows, and wins together.”

Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay and the site of the first European settlement in Maryland.

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The new Target is one of the improvements that has been made on the island in the years following a devastating tornado.

Five years ago, an E-F2 tornado destroyed 11 buildings and damaged 15 others with its 125-miles-per-hour winds. It was the third tornado to strike Kent Island in modern history.

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To view and apply for current ​Kent Island job openings, visit

CBS Baltimore Staff