Target Closure at Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore

Shoppers, neighbors and local lawmakers expressed surprise and disappointment Wednesday that the Target at Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore would be closing in February.

Since opening in 2008, the store has served as a one-stop shopping center for residents and a convenient resource for people passing through the area on their way to work, but the retailer announced plans Tuesday to close it and several others around the country the company said were underperforming.