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The Lansing State Journal reports that "residents across much of lower Michigan can now order non-perishable groceries, clothes and hardware for same day or overnight delivery from Google.

"Google Express launched Tuesday morning in parts of Michigan, including Lansing, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. Its service area is bounded by Fowlerville and part of Howell to the east, Ludington to the north and the state line to the south. Jackson, Ann Arbor and Adrian are not included in the service area ... Delivery costs $4.99 for orders of $15 or more for nonmembers. A one-year membership costs $95 and a delivery charge doesn’t apply. However, if any order is under $15, a $3 fee is incurred."

The story goes on to note that "Google Express first launched in San Francisco in 2013 and the service is available in Chicago, Boston, Manhattan, San Jose, Washington, D.C., West Los Angeles and more recently parts of Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin along with Michigan."
KC's View:
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you, I'd guess. No matter where you live.