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A physical Amazon store is coming to the Woodland Mall

The Seattle-based online retailer applied for and received permits for a brick-and-mortar location at Woodland Mall on 28th Street.

KENTWOOD, Mich. — Amazon is expanding its reach in Grand Rapids with the addition of a physical location at Woodland Mall, according to permit documents.

The online retailer secured permits last month for a site in the southwestern part of the mall. The graphic timeline for signage includes “4 stars,” which is one of four physical store types operated by Amazon.

Amazon 4-star stores offer a very curated selection of products ranging from appliances, consumer electronics, kitchen, home, toys, books, games and more. Every product in the store is rated 4+ stars on the Amazon online marketplace.

Amazon Prime members will pay “the same low Prime price they get online”, while non-Prime members will pay list price on all items except Amazon devices, which will be sold at “Prime price low” for everyone.

No word on when the store is expected to open.

The new permit contains building code documents for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, security, furniture, fixtures and more.

According to documents, the store plans to open in the Von Maur wing of the mall, near the Bath and Body Works store.

The online shopping giant has four other types of physical stores in the United States: Amazon Books, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pop Up and Amazon Go stores.

Amazon operates another physical store in Troy, Michigan, and has fulfillment centers in Grand Rapids.

A timeline for project completion is unclear at this stage.

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