Amazon’s rival, Jet.com which is owned by Wal-Mart, has leased the former ABC Carpet & Home on Bruckner Boulevard and Bronx River Road in Soundview, a property which Amazon was considering.
ABC Carpet & Home sold the 200,000 square foot property to Prologis last year for $17,500,000 who then made multi-million dollar upgrades to the property.
Neither Amazon nor Jet.com have confirmed the transaction according to Crain’s but the publication said a source familiar with the transaction said that Amazon had been considering it but was “one-uped” by Jet.
Crain’s reports that that Prologis does not confirm the tenants but that it was leased for last-mile deliveries for a large e-commerce company.
Last-mile warehouses are becoming a hot commodity in NYC where companies like Amazon and Jet want to be able to make same-day deliveries.
Welcome2TheBronx reported earlier this year that just down the road at the old Whitestone Theater, which was sold for $75 million last year, will be developed into a massive 840,000 multi-level last-mile distribution center making it the first of its kind on the East Coast and maybe the second in the nation.