Amazon Books to open second store

It's official: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will open a second brick-and-mortar store this summer in San Diego.

Amazon Books will be at the Westfield UTC mall and will be roughly the same size and style as the retailer's first location near Seattle, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. That 7,500-sq.-ft. store opened in November.

"We are excited to be bringing Amazon Books to the University Towne Center Mall in San Diego and we are currently hiring store managers and associates," said Sarah Gelman, Amazon spokesperson. "Stay tuned for additional details down the road."

Amazon could significantly expand its brick-and-mortar presence. In February, Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of General Growth Properties, mentioned that Amazon was planning to open 300 to 400 stores, but later issued a statement saying it "was not intended to represent Amazon's plans."

But in its second retail venture, Amazon Books will be in good "e" company—online retailers Bonobos and Warby Parker have also opened stores in the same San Diego mall.

For more:
-See this Union-Tribune story

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