Amazon Opens Pickup Center at 23rd and South

No more porch pirates to worry about!

January 9, 2019
A portion of the sign advertising Amazon Go is seen outside the grocery store's location on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon announced that it will buy Whole Foods Market, Inc. for over $13 billion dollars.

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Big news, Center City.

Amazon has officially opened a pickup center at the convergence of South St., 23rd St., and Gray's Ferry Avenue.  It is only the second of its kind in the city, and serves a purpose which has become painfully evident in recent years:  Namely, giving you somewhere close to pick up your Amazon packages before the porch pirates steal them.

We're sure we're not the only ones who have had to dea with porch pirates in the know, the unscrupulous folk who lift packages...presumably, more and more often from Amazon as the company grows ever larger...directly from front porches and top steps.  Now, however, packages can be ordered directly to the center, and picked up at your convenience.


Sorry, package thieves...Jeff Bezos is, and remains, one step ahead of you.