Target Wants to Let Customers Drink Beer and Wine While They Shop

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First, boozy Taco Bells, and now... walking-around beers at Target? It is truly a magical time to be alive.

Target has confirmed to USA Today that a new Chicago store in Streeterville, set to open in October, has applied for two liquor licenses -- one of which is a Consumption on Premises license. Meaning you could soon be wandering around the aisles trying to find that crock-pot (seriously, what aisle is dishware in and why does it keep disappearing?!) with a glass of wine in your hand.

While Target didn't get much more specific about its new in-store boozing plan, it seems to aligned with the company's new focus on its grocery and food items. This fall, the company plans to test fast-casual cafes like Freshii.

But seriously, what's next -- boozy dentists' offices? (This is a great idea. Someone do this.)

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Lucy Meilus is a staff writer for Thrillist and thinks all stores should have walking-around booze. Follow her on Twitter at @Lucymeilus and send news tips to