Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Target, Fairmount

3657 West Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13219
Grade: B+

Wow. Target stepped its game up. Actually, I'm not sure if that's accurate. I don't think I've ever actually been inside a Target men's room to even compare against this one. Has anyone? Ever? Usually, I am too busy being completely captivated by the vast array of stationary and faux-antique wicker laundry bins to pay my bodily functions any mind. Usually, I just stalk through the aisles doing my Steve Martin from "The Jerk" thing: "I need this... I need this..."

Anyway, let's just say I was surprised. The men's room is clean with bright lights and extremely modern decor in the standard Target/White Stripes (I wonder what their bathroom is like?) white and red color scheme. There is an insanely-polished chrome Xlerator dryer (peep the Steelers tee and Nike Air Maxes vividly reflected in the pic below) and the same urinal bowls (though not auto-flushing) found in the well-reviewed Fairmount Panera. Perhaps the entire shopping center got some sort of tax credit by buying these in bulk.

The sink basins and fixtures are stainless steel, and the water is automatic. There was one horribly clogged toilet (not pictured for your health), though I will consider this an anomaly.

In general, the restroom looks something like THX-1138:

Except nothing like that. It looks more like:


As a bonus, I did find an image of the actual THX-1138 bathrooms:


  1. That Target bathroom looks WAY better than my Target bathroom!


  2. This one made me laugh the hardest.