Richway as a whole was rather limited in its presence outside of Atlanta. In its early expansion years, it expanded to Charlotte and Columbia, later expanding into South Florida taking over former Gold Triangle locations and Chattanooga in the former Gibson's/Miracle City stores. Gastonia, however, was a fluke because despite its proximity to Charlotte, it was not actually Charlotte itself making it not a typical market for Richway to open in. One store was opened there close to then-new Eastridge Mall. It was also distinct in that it opened as a standalone store adjacent to a strip mall in lieu of anchoring an enclosed mall.
Today, that Richway store is the last in the Charlotte region still operating as a Target. The signature wedge skylights are still there, and the store is going strong. However, its future days may be numbered since a new Target is planned as part of the redevelopment of the former Gaston Mall just to the east. How much longer is unknown, but this store is the only other former Richway still operating as Target. The other is located in Smyrna, GA north of Cumberland Mall on US 41. Let's hope this one sticks around awhile longer much in the way I wish that Richway had.