In another expansion outside of Seattle, Amazon is planning to open an 111,000-square-foot office for more than 600 Amazon Web Services workers in Redmond, Wash. next year. This office will be located in the former Macy’s at Redmond Town Center, located just down the road from Microsoft’s headquarters. John L. Scott’s Redmond office is also located at Redmond Town Center!
Seattle Times | Benjamin Romano
[…]Amazon planned to announce Monday it has leased the 111,000-square-foot former Macy’s department store at Redmond Town Center. The store was shuttered early in 2019, part of a wave of closures as the retail industry, even before the coronavirus pandemic, was transformed by online shopping options and changing consumer preferences.
The move gives Amazon another outpost in the backyard of its biggest rival in cloud computing, Microsoft. Some Amazon Web Services employees work in Amazon’s Bellevue offices, but when it opens next year, the Redmond office, with space for more than 600 engineers and other employees working on database services, will be the first dedicated AWS location on the Eastside. The location is a few steps from a Link Light Rail station planned to begin service in 2024.
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