SEVIERVILLE — After years of speculation and wishes for a local store from customers, Target has purchased land on Winfield Dunn Parkway.

The popular department store chain paid $5 million for about 12 acres of property on Winfield Dunn, between Quality Inn & Suites and the Smoky Mountain Gateway shopping mall.

Contact Jeff at jfarrell@themountainpress.com or Twitter at @jeffmtnpress