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Amazon in talks to expand grocery concept to St. Louis [Video]

ST. LOUIS — Amazon is in talks to open a grocery store in Sunset Hills, the St. Louis Business Journal has learned.

The e-commerce company is working with commercial real estate firm Sansone Group to repurpose the vacant Toys "R" Us storefront at the Shoppes at Sunset Hills, at 3600 S. Lindbergh Blvd., into an Amazon Fresh grocery store, according to several local real estate sources.

It would be the first Amazon Fresh in the state of Missouri. The company operates a dozen locations in California and the Chicago area, according to its website.

An Amazon spokesperson told the Business Journal that it "doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation." Officials with Sansone Group could not be reached for comment.

Sansone, which owns the Shoppes at Sunset Hills, has gone before Sunset Hills city officials several times this year as part of the process to establish a community improvement district (CID) …

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