Amazon Brick and Mortar Store Coming to Georgetown next to Nike

3040 M Street, NW back in 2012. Today the left side, previously Barnes & Noble, is now a Nike store and the Right side was a former Barneys and is the future Amazon

Thanks to FridayGirl for sending from the Washington Post:

“Steven Roth, the chief executive of Vornado Realty Trust, told investors this week that Amazon has leased 10,000 square feet at 3040 M St. NW in Georgetown, a storefront previously occupied by Barneys New York. He did not specify when the store is set to open.”

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  • Yay! That’s where Barnes and Noble’s used to be.

  • You’ll still need your prime subscription. The stores have a pretty limited selection of books but still nice to have a brick and mortar shop for some of amazons best sellers

  • This makes me ridiculously happy!

  • I personally find this amusing because I’d still be more likely to order online rather than trek all the way to Georgetown anyway. Ha!

    • Not I. Bring it on! Yay!

    • Agreed. Not at all surprised that DC would be a market they’d target, but given the demographic Amazon targets I am surprised it isn’t someplace more central – i.e., NoMA or Shaw.

      • Agreed – it seems like Amazon screwed the pooch here location-wise. Or this could be a “test” run, with an ultimate plan to open more locations across the city. I too think that NoMa would’ve worked out better for them (can’t think of too many available spots in Shaw off the top of my head). Or somewhere downtown.

      • Noma and Shaw don’t have anywhere near the foot traffic of Georgetown. I could see this actually being downtown or in Chinatown, but definitely not Noma or Shaw.

        • Seriously – not sure about Gtown (I do everything in my power to avoid it), but not sure Noma or Shaw are the answers.

      • I suspect they’re trying to target tourists as well as locals, in which case Georgetown makes more sense.

      • I am betting it the student population that is drawing them.

        • Students, tourists, businesses (in Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, not even that crazy a trek from Farragut and Rosslyn office workers can just hop on the Circulator), local residents…. Just because Georgetown isn’t the hip and happening spot anymore doesn’t mean it’s a dead zone.

    • maxwell smart

      I personally find it amusing that Amazon is opening brick & mortar locations, when they are the reason a lot of brick & mortar business have/are going out of business. Way to twist that knife Amazon!

    • Never mind trekking all the way to Georgetown – I work a block from this location, walk past it at least once a day, and am hard pressed to think of why I’d shop here than order online.

  • does this mean we will hv to pay a 5.75% tax on everything we buy on since they will have a presence here?!

  • Before you know it they will be selling cars in that building!

  • Suitable location. Georgetown is much more of a shopping district that many of the more restaurant-bar centric neighborhoods.

  • This is like some cruel joke played by Amazon. Shut down Barnes & Noble by selling books digitally, eliminating the need for customers travelling to stores. Then open a brick and mortar store in the same location Barnes & Noble used to be. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.

    • It’s technically next door to the old location, but I also thought it was ironic.

    • Blithe

      Then there are those of us who still miss a few bookstores that used to exist before Barnes & Nobles moved in, and pulled in customers with extremely low prices — that then became less than extremely low once the competing local independent stores closed. I’m not anti- Barnes and Nobles, but they definitely know how the game is played.