Amazon Will Open Third Physical Store in New York City
Book lovers, take note: Amazon is setting up shop, again. After opening stores in Seattle (the company's hometown) and San Diego, the company is now planning a third physical bookstore. The brick-and-mortar store and cafe will be located in the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's west side in New York City, the New York Post reports. The store is projected to open in late 2018 or early 2019.
The new location would feature a limited stock of best sellers and popular titles that would be displayed along with Amazon ratings and reviews. Amazon also plans to use the retail space to showcase their own line of books and electronic devices, such as various Kindle E-Readers, Fire TV set-top boxes, and Fire Tablets.
The Manhattan store isn't the only new location in the works from Amazon, though. According to the New York Post, the company will open another store in San Diego later this year, with plans for more locations on the way. It looks like the online retailer is taking cues from both Apple and Microsoft, who have found success with their own physical stores.
"We’re definitely going to open additional stores, how many we don’t know yet," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said during a shareholders meeting back in May. "In these early days, it’s all about learning, rather than trying to earn a lot of revenue."
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