It was a busy week for Amazon. On Friday the company announced that they were purchasing Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The day before that though they announced that Denver would get the 1-hour delivery service first tested in Manhattan in December 2014.
The Denver Post tried the service last week detailing how the service works. One adventurous commenter even ordered ice cream to really put Amazon to the test. The ice cream arrived mostly frozen.
The big question remaining seemed to be: Where did the new service deliver? This seemed vaguely like a real estate question. Here’s the answer.
This is not the map I expected to see. Douglas County gets the short end of the stick. Brighton, on the other hand, gets service. The website shows Eldorado Springs as being Amazon Prime Now eligible but not Highlands Ranch.
That’s right. According to primenow.amazon.com the Google Street View car will turn around before the Amazon Flex independent contractors will. So the next time you’re at the pool there you can order some mostly frozen ice cream. All your friends in Centennial, Parker, Castle Rock, and Lone Tree will be jealous.
The shift northward might reflect Amazon’s plans to build a robotic distribution center in Thornton to go along with their Aurora facility. Although I would imagine if the service is a hit in currently available areas it will be rolled out to the southern suburbs very shortly.
If you want to talk about buying, selling, or investing in Denver real estate feel free to give me a call. I’m also up for reminiscing about ordering from kozmo.com during my college years.
Jason Rogers is a Broker Associate with Live Urban Real Estate. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001 with a degree in coiling XLR cable the right way. He also has a Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in Local Government from UC Denver. One time he took a very uncomfortable walk. He grew up in a real estate investing family and learned how to read those old printed MLS books when he was in third grade. That skill was not very useful one to have until he became a licensed real estate broker in 2016.