Earlier this fall, Schimenti Construction Company completed ground up construction of two Target department stores in Huntington and Staten Island, N.Y., overcoming unique challenges exacerbated by Super Storm Sandy along the way. The $33 million, 140,000-square-foot, Staten Island project began in May 2012, was completed in September 2013, and opened to the public in October. All site and building work was completed within the tight constraints of an existing mall with active retail tenants on all sides. The 151,000-square-foot Huntington Target store was constructed on an 18-acre site in 12 months, concluding in October 2013. The scope of work for this $21 million project included building a 60- by 700-foot evergreen retaining wall, a first for Schimenti. Both Target stores are LEED-certified and encompass Starbucks, Food Avenue, Optical Pharmacy, Photo Lab and Guest Services mini-scopes.