Monday, February 13, 2017

Amazon’s Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle Streets

On a busy stretch of road in this city’s Ballard neighborhood, a curious new grocery store is taking shape — and so begins another effort by Amazon to use the residents of its hometown as guinea pigs.

Workers are finishing up a driveway with a series of parking stalls, protected from the rain by a soaring steel canopy. When the store opens, customers will buy their items online, schedule a time slot to pick them up and pull into the stalls, where employees will whisk orders to their cars, according to documents filed with the city’s planning department.. . . more

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