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Amazon announced that it is opening its first Amazon Go checkout-free store in San Francisco today, a 2,300 square foot unit at the corner of California and Battery, in the middle of the city’s Financial District and just blocks from the Embarcadero. Yet another Amazon Go is scheduled to be opened this winter in San Francisco, a 1,750 square foot store at the corner of Post and Kearney, about a half-mile southwest of the first location.

Amazon has not confirmed, but Recode is reporting, that an Amazon Go store is planned for New York City, to be opened next year inside Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, in Manhattan’s Battery Park City neighborhood, across from the World Trade Center.

The company has confirmed that it has another Go store planned for Chicago - it will be its fourth in the Windy City - a 2,000 square foot store at 111 E. Wacker Drive, which will be ab out a mile from the closest Amazon Go unit there.

There also are three Amazon Go stores open in Seattle.

There has been speculation that Amazon could open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go locations by 2021.
KC's View:
One of the things most interesting to me is how Amazon is clumping these stores together, clearly looking to build some sort of density in specific metropolitan areas. It isn’t hard to imagine that each of these cities - and others - will start to see more Amazon Go stores opened, especially because I’ll be Amazon is able to drive some pretty good deals with landlords.

I have no idea if 3,000 stores is a stated goal. But anything is possible, and just half that would be a game-changer.