Amazon will open a second Amazon fresh grocery store in the Seattle area next week, located in the central district of the city. The store is located at the bottom of a new apartment building developed by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Real Estate.
Located at 2301 S. Jackson St., below the 532-unit Jackson Apartments, The 35,000-square-foot Fresh store will open on Thursday. It was followed by a store in the Factoria area of Bellevue, Washington, which attracted curious shoppers when it opened in June.
This store will not be as high-tech as the Bellevue store, which uses Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” cashierless shopping technology for the first time in one of its full-size grocery stores. This technology was first introduced in the smaller Amazon Go convenience store.
The Jackson Street location will provide a traditional checkout experience, but Amazon Dash Cart will be an option. Smart carts use cameras, sensors, and scales to automatically detect and record items on the digital display behind the handle. Amazon said the new Alexa feature “helps customers manage their shopping lists and better navigate the aisles.”
Amazon said it is bringing hundreds of high-quality jobs to the community, starting at $17 an hour.
The first Amazon Fresh Store opened in Woodland Hills, California in August 2020. Since then, Amazon has opened 16 stores in southern California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Washington, DC. Seattle stores It will be the 17th, and new stores are scheduled in Woodland Park, New Jersey; Paramus, New Jersey; and more locations in Southern California and the Chicago area. Amazon did not specify which locations will have “Just Walk Out” technology in the future.
Vulcan Real Estate, the investment arm of the late Microsoft co-founder Allen, Acquired the so-called Promenade 23 The 2016 price was US$30.9 million. This land was once home to a Red Apple grocery store and other retailers. Entering the Central District is the first time for Vulcan, the company owns a large number of shares in the South Lake Union community. As the technology boom continues to bring thousands of well-paid employees to the city to find housing, the historically black Central District has been rapidly displaced.
Vulcan’s website Said Jackson Apartments include 20% of affordable labor housing.A sort of Permanent art collection Vulcan said that the cultural heritage of the community is highlighted through the work of 14 local black artists, most of whom were born and raised in the central region.
Amazon promises to provide a range of low-priced groceries in the store and provides free same-day grocery pick-up services for Prime members. The grand opening ceremony will provide product giveaways, free samples, children’s activities and the opportunity to win Amazon gift cards.
The store is open from 7 am to 10 pm every day.