Best & Less and The Reject Shop are two of the main players in the push to fill the void left by Narrogin’s Target store after it shuts its doors next week. Wesfarmers’ decision to close the Target Country in Narrogin was a blow for many in the community who felt blindsided by the move when it was announced in May last year. The news sparked an online petition to save the Narrogin and Merredin Target outlets, which received more than 3500 signatures. But it has not stopped plans to close the stores. Now, with Narrogin’s Target set to shut down on April 24, it is not yet clear what will replace it. Keith Guest, of Elders Real Estate, is working to secure a suitable business or businesses to replace Target in the building on Egerton Street. He said a handful of options remained on the table after early interest from Aldi and Woolworths had started to wane. “We have been speaking with The Reject Shop, Red Dot and Best & Less as well,” Mr Guest said.“At this point in time I would say it may be The Reject Shop and Best & Less, but I would say it would also come down to Shire approval, which is probably the next big hurdle.” He said that Best & Less, a store that focuses on providing quality, low-cost clothing for adults and children, could make a good substitute for Target. But he was conscious that the replacement store should not come at a cost to the community. “You’d hate for Best & Less to come in and be detrimental to local business — that’s where our reservations are with the likes of Best & Less,” he said. “You can’t have big business coming in and subtracting from a business that’s already here.” Mr Guest said a replacement business was unlikely to be confirmed before Target shut. He said on-site inspections were due to occur over the coming weeks, followed by a process of council consultation.