An Amazon fresh grocery store will rebuild a huge shopping mall on the inaccessible Aurora Avenue North in northern Seattle.
The store at Aurora ave.n.13025, located at the corner of 130th Street North in Bitter Lake District of Seattle, is still under construction, and the logo of the store has been in place. Amazon told geekwire on Wednesday that it had not set a date for opening, but was currently recruiting employees for the site.
So far, the technology giant has opened 18 new stores, including two relatively new stores in Seattle. One store opened in June in Factoria, Bellevue, Washington, and another opened in central Seattle in August.
In 2017, Amazon acquired whole foods for us $13.7 billion, trying to occupy a greater share in the US grocery industry of US $750 billion. Since then, Amazon fresh food store is part of Amazon’s rapid expansion of physical grocery stores across the country. The company is also building an Amazon go convenience store network and is still operating Amazon’s fresh delivery service.
According to Kidder Mathews, a real estate company, Amazon also plans to open a new store in S. commons, south of Seattle, federal Road, Washington, in 1928. According to the plan, the 766705 square foot shopping center is currently owned by target, Dick’s sporting goods, century themes and Kohl’s. An employee who answered the phone at Dick’s on Wednesday said that the news on the square was that Amazon was about to enter, but there was no sign yet.
Amazon did not comment on the location of Lianbang road.
Construction workers were busy getting in and out of northern Seattle on Wednesday morning. The plan identifies the grocery store as 35715 square feet. The area on both sides of the store is 15000 and 8800 square feet respectively. The 9.98 acre Aurora shopping center already has a star fitness center, Starbucks, Burger King, key bank, Aurora doughnuts, etc.
The closet grocery store competition spans the busy highway 99, where a sprout farmers’ market and an Asian family market are located in a square next to a hobby hall.
It is reported that Costco also plans to open a store in Aurora Avenue North, an old Sam’s club near 135th Street north of Amazon. The big box chain also has a location in Seattle, in Sodo.
Amazon said that the starting salary of the new store is $16.90 per hour, and provides comprehensive benefits and an employment bonus of $1000.
The company did not disclose any other information, including whether the store will adopt the cashless “just out” technology that has been spread to some new locations since Amazon go convenience store. This technology allows shoppers to grab items and leave the store without queuing to check out. It is currently being used in the new Bellevue store, but not in the central area.
Amazon will also launch just walk out in two whole foods stores from next year. This technology will be used in four food and beverage stores in the new climate commitment arena, where the Seattle sea monster will play its first home NHL game next week.
Amazon opened its first fresh food store in woodland mountain, California last year. The company currently has branches in California, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and said on Wednesday that it has confirmed to open two new stores in New Jersey, three new stores in Illinois and three new stores in California.