CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated PREIT owned the Somerset Collection as well. We regret this error, which has since been corrected.
KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Amazon is bringing its first brick-and-mortar store in West Michigan to Woodland Mall, planning documents show.
The company this week filed for a building permit to renovate a 4,700-square foot retail space within the mall, a few doors down from Von Maur. Site plans News 8 obtained through a Freedom of Information Act list merchandise tables, merchandise storage a “digital deals” sign and vinyl and illuminated “4-star” signs among the fixtures needed for the project.
Amazon 4-star stores are stocked with items that are “customer favorites” on Amazon.com, the company says, including toys, books, household décor and devices.
If the details in the site plans prove to be true, this would be Amazon’s second 4-star store in the state. In 2020, the behemoth online retailer opened a 4-star store at the Somerset Collection in Troy, about 20 miles northwest of Detroit.
The new Woodland Mall store will have a 79-person capacity, the plans show. It’s unclear when Amazon’s reatail space would open at the mall.
News 8 reached out to Amazon and Woodland Mall owner PREIT regarding the new store.
“While we have a long history of bringing first-to-market tenants to Woodland Mall, we are not able to confirm this,” a PREIT spokesperson stated.
As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, Amazon had not yet responded.
The move by Amazon comes as the company is finishing construction on its first Whole Foods Market in West Michigan, located across the street from Woodland Mall.
The company has released few details about the Kentwood Whole Foods store, but a source close to the project says the company is aiming for a mid-summer opening.