Amazon to open second grab-and-go convenience store on the UES | Upper East Site
Amazon to open second grab-and-go convenience store on the UES | Upper East Site

Amazon to Open Second Cashierless Grab-and-Go Store on the Upper East Side

Say goodbye to wasting time waiting on line to check out during your lunch break. Amazon continues its takeover of New York City with a second cashierless, grab-and-go convenience store now under construction right here on the Upper East Side. 

The new AmazonGo convenience store is located at 1302 First Avenue | Upper East Site
The new AmazonGo convenience store is located at 1302 First Avenue | Upper East Site

The new AmazonGo store will be located at 1302 First Avenue, at the corner of East 70th Street. The more than 1800 square foot space was formerly home to a Bolton’s women’s clothing store. 

Inside the new convenience store, exclusive photos show display cases for both hot and cold foods near the front of the store, as well as signage directing customers to the coffee and espresso machines.

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Like other AmazonGo convenience stores, customers will pass through gates at the entrance either by scanning a QR code that pops up in their Amazon app, using a credit card linked to their Amazon account or with Amazon One— a palm scanning biometric identification system. 

The new First Avenue location will offer a selection of fresh food that includes salads, sandwiches and wraps— as well as a variety of snacks including energy bars, chips and fresh fruit. 

Inside the new AmazonGo store at 1302 First Avenue | Upper East Site
Inside the new AmazonGo store at 1302 First Avenue | Upper East Site

Wine and beer are also expected to be available, in addition local favorites like pastries from Dominique Ansel Bakery and bagels from Ess-a-Bagel.

Just grab what you need from the shelves and walk out of the store— a combination of facial recognition and artificial intelligence take care of the rest. 

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Sensors automatically detect when items are taken from the shelves— or put back on them— and a sophisticated computer system builds your virtual shopping cart while you’re in the store. 

Once you leave, Amazon charges your credit card for what you grabbed.

Gates at the entrance of the new AmazonGo store | Upper East Site
Customers will pass through gates at the entrance of the new AmazonGo store | Upper East Site

The mega retailer and tech giant opened their first Upper East Side AmazonGo store last November, located at 111 East 59th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. 

One major difference between that location and the new store is that there will be no Starbucks pickup offered. That’s because there’s already a popular coffee shop occupying space in the same building, the Coffee Inn.

A grand opening date for the First Avenue store has not yet been announced. An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment to Upper East Site.

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