Amazon has signed a contract to open a new brick and mortar branch at 14th and Riggs Road, NW in Washington, D.C., according to Washington Business Journal.
The retail store will reportedly be operating on an 8,000 square feet area.
The District’s first brick and mortar Amazon Books store opened in March 2018 in the historic Georgetown neighborhood. Aside from that, there are two more Amazon locations in the D.C. area; the bookstore in Bethesda and another spot around the University of Maryland.
The new spot is planned to be surrounded by the Bluestone Lane coffee shop, the recently opened Sephora and Parachute Home bedding and bath essentials company in the area’s apartment development Liz.
The Washington Business Journal tried to reach out to Amazon spokespeople for comment on the report, however, they declined.
The outlet’s report came during a major transition period of the 14th Street Corridor, according to the report, which also stated that it was possible for the new location to be designed as the firm’s Amazon Go concept. Customers buy items via a mobile app, instead of going through cash registers at Amazon Go spots. The company has opened 16 of them so far across the country.
“14th Street is becoming too corporate: La-Z-Boy, Amazon, Shake Shack, Bluestone Lane, Yums, Sephora. What’s next? A Capital One Cafe and Ikea? I remember when the neighborhood had some character, but that all changed when the Taco Bell left,” an internet user commented under Popville‘s report of the news.
“It’s not so much the chain stores that bother me, but the high end shopping stores. 14th st will become a georgetown if it keeps up,” another one wrote.