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03/23/2021

Amazon to Open 1st Fresh Grocery Store in New York

Site is former Fairway Market in Long Island
Gina Acosta
Executive Editor
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Pandemic signing at the Amazon Fresh in Woodland Hills, California.

Amazon is working on its second proposed location in the Northeast, this time in Plainview, New York.

According to Newsday and building permit documents, the Amazon Fresh slated for Plainview, a town on Long Island that is about 33 miles from Manhattan, would occupy 33,342 square feet, or 60%, of the 55,162-square-foot space in Manetto Hill Plaza that a Fairway Market vacated in July.

Amazon declined to provide information about its Long Island plans, telling Newsday on Monday that it "doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation."

Amazon announced in November that it would be opening an Amazon Fresh store in a shuttered Fairway Market in Woodland Park, New Jersey. An official opening date has not yet been announced.

Amazon opened the first Amazon Fresh Store in Woodland Hills, California, in August. The store features Amazon Dash Carts that allow customers to skip checkout lines, integration with Alexa shopping lists to navigate aisles more quickly, and Amazon Echo Show devices where customers can ask Alexa for help. Amazon Fresh also offers same-day delivery and pickup from the store.

Seattle-based Amazon is No. 2 on Progressive Grocer’s 2020 PG 100 list of the top grocers in the United States, while Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods is No. 24.