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Target Watch: My first weekend with the new Target produced surprising finds.

1) Why did the D.C. Police Department feel it necessary to post two horse-mounted cops across from the big-box store? Did the department think Target needed some extra protection?

2) There were almost as many people applying for jobs as waiting in line to purchase stuff. That’s a good thing.

3) The amount of traffic on 14th Street wasn’t so bad. Traffic was much, much worse on the side streets.

4) Total cost of my purchases—slotted spoon, paper towels, strainer, and vegetable peeler—came to $13.60. Cheap!