Amazon is opening a mysterious store 1 mile from Jeff Bezos' $23 million DC mansion


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  • Amazon is opening an 8,041-square-foot store in Washington, D.C., the Washington Business Journal reports.
  • Amazon has revealed few details about the store, except that it’s expected to sell produce, alcohol, and prepared meals.
  • The size of the store is intriguing. It’s expected to be about four times bigger than most Amazon Go stores, and roughly one third the size of a small Whole Foods store. 
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Amazon is opening a mysterious store about one mile from CEO Jeff Bezos’ $23 million home in Washington, D.C.

A site plan indicates that the store will sell produce, alcohol, and prepared meals, such as breakfast wraps, waffles, burritos, and rice bowls, Mike Neibauer reports in the Washington Business Journal.

The site plan also includes an area to park shopping carts and a “speed lane” for people to enter the store with a swipe, according to the report. 

An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on the company’s plans for the store.


The site could be a future Amazon Go, which is the company’s chain of cashierless convenience stores.

But according to the Washington Business Journal, the store is expected to occupy 8,041 square feet.

That’s at least four times the size of most Amazon Go stores and much smaller than Whole Foods stores, which are typically 25,000 to 50,000 square feet. It’s also significantly smaller than the new chain of grocery stores that Amazon has been developing, which will reportedly occupy about 20,000 to 40,000 square feet. 

The mystery store will be built at 1701 14th Street NW, which is about one mile from the Kalorama neighborhood where Bezos bought a home in 2016 for $23 million. 

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