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Brian Miller
Real Estate Reporter
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June 29, 2017

On the Block: Despite the turmoil, Seattle retail is doing fine

It was a head scratcher for some people when Amazon announced its $13.7 billion purchase of troubled Whole Foods.

Yet the acquisition makes sense on some level, as analysts have observed, since it allows the Great Disruptor to continue experimenting with brick-and-mortar retail. Those baby steps began with its bookstore in University Village, and have continued with Amazon Go grocery stores — now in beta in South Lake Union and Ballard.

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