Amazon Go, the c-store concept from the tech giant, has closed another location in downtown Seattle. The closing comes three months after the announcement that Amazon would close a total of eight of its high-tech brick and mortar locations across the United States.
Amazon spokesperson Jessica Martin commented in a statement emailed to GeekWire, “We’ve closed our 5th and Marion Seattle Amazon Go location, and are working closely with employees to find new opportunities within Amazon, including at other nearby stores.” She said, “We continue operating more than 20 Amazon Go stores across the U.S. and look forward to opening more in the future.”
The 1,450-square foot downtown Seattle location was the second Go store to open back in 2018. According to GeekWire, Amazon Go still has four locations open in Seattle as well as one in Mill Creek, WA and one in Puyallup, WA.
“We remain committed to the Amazon Go format and will continue to learn which locations and features resonate most with customers as we keep evolving our Amazon Go stores,” an Amazon spokesperson said in March when it announced the closures.
The retailer uses palm-scanning technology, known as Amazon One, to give customers an easy and streamlined shopping experience in many of Amazon’s physical stores as well as its subsidiaries, like Whole Foods. Panera Bread is testing the technology.