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Amazon is bringing its new grocery store format to Porter Ranch, sources familiar with the project have confirmed with What Now Los Angeles (WNLA).
The grocery store is under construction in the Porter Ranch Shopping Center, at 19340 Rinaldi St.
It is replacing sister company Whole Foods Market (WFM) in the 28,285-square-foot space.
That WFM has since relocated up the street to the shiny new shopping center, at 20209 W. Rinaldi Street, called The Vineyards (which soon will welcome Gus’s Barbecue among other restaurants and retailers.)
Amazon has yet to reveal the name of the grocery store, and really, any and all details surrounding the concept.
Building out the Porter Ranch grocery store in all its mystery is expected to cost north of $1,800,000, according to official plans filed for the project.
On a visit to the space Monday, neighboring tenants, and construction workers demoing the future store’s interior, told What Now Los Angeles (WNLA) that Amazon Go was opening in the former WFM space.
That rumor is unlikely, however.
The e-commerce giant in November told other media outlets that the new grocery concept will not be its Amazon Go format, which is more like a convenience store and uses the company’s “Just Walk Out” technology.
It could simply be called “Amazon Fresh” or “Fresh Store” which is the name of the company’s online grocery portal.
There are already “Amazon Fresh Pickup” brick-and-mortars where customers can pick up their online grocery orders.
Porter Ranch’s new Amazon Grocery Store is the second known location for the concept.
An outpost in Woodland Hills, in space previously occupied by Toys ‘R’ Us in the Topanga Village Plaza, will open in February 2020.
Los Angeles could see upwards of a dozen of Amazon’s new, non-Whole Foods grocery stores, according to reports last month.
Amazon reps on Monday did not respond to a request for comment by WNLA.