The Safeway grocery store will be moving a few doors down in Lawson Heights Mall to take over the space left vacant by Target.

A spokesperson for Sobeys, which owns Safeway, confirmed the move Friday.

The new store will be bigger than the existing space but spokesperson Keri Scobie said the store is not a Safeway Extra store.

“To clarify, this is merely a relocation of the existing Safeway banner store to a new, larger space,” she said in an email to CTV Saskatoon.

Work is currently underway in the former Target space and the new Safeway location is expected to open in early 2018.

Target Canada closed its stores across Canada, including two locations in Saskatoon, in April 2015.

It’s not clear what will take the place of the current Safeway space in the mall once it moves. A spokesperson with Morguard Investments Ltd., which owns Lawson Heights Mall, wasn’t able to provide an answer by deadline.