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•  Amazon said yesterday that it opened a new suburban format Amazon Go store in the Fredrickson area of Puyallup, WA. Like other suburban Amazon Go stores, the announcement says, "this store offers an expanded selection of grab-and-go food and beverage items, including a broader range of beer and wine, and everyday essentials you might need in a pinch. It features a Made-to-Order kitchen, a selection of specialty tapped beverages, and self-serve Pinkberry Fro-yo … Additionally, for added convenience, you can return eligible items purchased on at the customer service counter.

Clearly, not all bricks-and-mortar store development is on pause.