We've seen it from the road. We've seen it from outer space. Now Targetville, the homeless encampment along Sunset Hills near the Target, is apparently no more.
Vigilant observer "Matthew" shared this update about the action Monday evening:
About 50 trash bags were lined up along Sunset Hills last night across from the office buildings at the intersection of Town Center Pkwy.Not satisfied to traffic in mere rumor and innuendo, we jumped into action at Restonian World Headquarters, dispatching a vehicle (sans official license plate, sadly) to check out the report. And it's true -- the distinctively non-earth toned tarps and tents that once basked in the glow of the Target parking lot are now gone, as are the trash bags.
It wouldn't be the first time an encampment of homeless people has had to shift locales -- before locating near Target, another group frequented a now-condofied patch of woods near the library.
Anyone know what happened? Or where Targetville's denizens have moved on to? Given their proclivity for big-box retail, could there now be a K-martville in Herndon?