Progress at Tikahtnu Commons, Alaska’s largest retail and entertainment center, can be seen in this July 1 aerial photo, with three major stores under construction, many of the parking lots already paved and two more large stores and the first set of smaller shops and restaurants scheduled to begin construction within a month. Alaska’s first Target store will open on Oct. 12. Lowe’s Home Improvement will open before the end of the year; Kohl’s Department Store, BestBuy and Sports Authority will follow in early 2009. Regal Entertainment Group is planning a new 17-screen theater complex, including Alaska’s first IMAX. The smaller shops and restaurants will begin opening after Target’s launch.