Amazon seeks permit to sell alcohol — and offer tastings — at a second D.C. grocery store

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is seeking a license to sell alcohol at a second D.C. grocery store.

The applicant, Amazon Retail LLC, is looking to secure a Class B retailer’s license with a tasting permit for its full-service grocery store located at 801 H. St. NE, according to the public hearing notice posted by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

An initial hearing for the application is scheduled for Jan. 11 and a protest hearing, if necessary, would happen March 24. The store will serve hot and cold meals, including salads, sandwiches, pizza, sushi, baked goods and non-alcoholic beverages, according to the notice.

Proposed store hours are daily from 7 a.m. to midnight, and alcohol sales would take places from 8 a.m. to close. An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on this story.

Amazon received a permit in March for a 12,782-square-foot store to be built inside Rappaport Cos.’ Avec mixed-use project, which would be almost 5,000 square feet larger than the…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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