Amazon Go store closed due to ‘security concerns’ in Seattle

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Amazon is temporarily closing its Amazon Go store at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street for “the safety of our store employees, customers and third-party vendors.”

SEATTLE – Amazon is the latest company to close one of its stores over “security concerns” in downtown Seattle.

Amazon is temporarily closing its Amazon Go store at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street for “the safety of our store employees, customers and third-party vendors.”

Six other Amazon Go stores in Seattle were not closed and will remain open. According to Amazon, employees at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street have been offered opportunities at other nearby stores.

An Amazon spokesperson said the company hopes conditions improve in the region to reopen.

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Several other stores in downtown Seattle have closed due to ongoing “security concerns”.

Starbucks closed two “high-incident” locations on Fifth Avenue and Pine Street on July 31 due to ongoing crime issues in the area.

Seattle’s popular Piroshky Piroshky Bakery closed its Third Avenue location “until further notice” for “countless safety concerns” in February.

In March, King County Metro temporarily moved its bus stop at Third Avenue and Pine Street to another stop in partnership with the city’s public safety efforts.

Mayor Bruce Harrell called the situation along Third Avenue “completely unacceptable” in March.

The Seattle Police Department has increased the number of officers in the area with six officers dedicated to Third Avenue alone, as well as the launch of a mobile police station.

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