Amazon applied for a license for a San Francisco liquor store. Here's what we know.
Amazon's latest foray into the brick-and-mortar world its business model has helped decimate is reportedly a San Francisco liquor store.
Amazon has applied to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for a license to open a liquor store in the Dogpatch neighborhood. The news was first reported by the San Francisco Business Times. On Saturday, Business Insider added a few more details. The 200-square-foot retail location at 888 Tennessee Street would sell wine, beer and spirits from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Business Insider reports the license request was made by Strike & Techel, which describes itself on its website as a "San Francisco-based specialty law firm that practices exclusively in the field of alcohol beverage law."
Although the storefront is perhaps most immediately of interest to the neighborhood, Amazon's bigger play is to provide alcohol delivery throughout the city. If approved, the permits would allow Amazon to deliver booze through its Prime Now service; Prime Now customers can get household-type items delivered within two hours.
Alcohol deliveries from the Dogpatch location would be made until midnight. Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Manhattan and Brooklyn, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. have alcohol deliveries through Prime Now already.
Amazon has four Amazon Go stores in San Francisco, selling food and other pantry essentials. They're all cashier-less, but it hasn't been confirmed whether or not the liquor store would have cashiers.
Katie Dowd is an SFGATE Senior Digital Editor. Contact: [email protected]