Online tradesman has already non-stop 13 brick-and-mortar bookstores in 7 states
Bibliophiles anguish a detriment of Barnes Noble on Bethesda Row can take heart: an Amazon Books is entrance to town, a source told a Bethesda Beat on Monday.
The e-commerce hulk has non-stop 13 brick-and-mortar bookstores in 7 states opposite a republic already, and a new plcae is underneath construction in Georgetown.
The Bethesda bookstore will open during 7117 Arlington Road, in a space now assigned by a home furnishing store Urban Country, a source said. Urban Country in Oct announced skeleton to pierce subsequent doorway to 7121 Arlington Road, holding over a former City Sports spot.
A building assent for a Amazon store was filed with a county on Nov. 8 for a $1.5 million plan to reconstruct a roughly 6,000-square-foot space.
Earlier this year, area book lovers were unhappy to hear that Barnes Noble would tighten a three-level store during a dilemma of Woodmont and Bethesda avenues when a franchise expires with Federal Realty Investment Trust during a finish of 2017.
Federal Realty, that owns Bethesda Row, announced in Jul that an Anthropologie wardrobe store would be replacing a book retailer.
This story will be updated as it develops.