The former Toys-R-Us location at 6245 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in the Warner Center in Woodland Hills is reportedly slated to become an Amazon grocery store.
It has been vacant since the toy chain shuttered in early 2018.
According to a Valley News Group article, “tenants in the center said that they have been told that the store will be a new-concept Amazon grocery store, opening in November.”
The L.A. city planning website indicates the property’s use has changed from retail to supermarket. It has been under construction for months.
In March, the Wall Street Journal reported Amazon planned to “open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business.” The company said it would open such a grocery in the Los Angeles area by the end of 2019. If true, this would become Amazon’s first grocery store in the United States.
Amazon.com, Inc., previously launched Amazon Go, a series of cashier-less convenience stores, in 2017, and purchased health-forward grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion last year.