Enter Amazon. Company leaders announced Tuesday it’s going to start carrying high-end brands. They’re calling the new venture Luxury Stores, and it’s only available through the app for prime members and by invitation only. If you have Amazon Prime and you haven’t gotten your invitation, click here. The first designer being featured is Oscar de la Renta. You can open your Amazon app and see the fall/winter collection along with handbags jewelry and accessories.
Restaurants going belly up
Luxury retailers aren’t the only ones struggling. It’s a tough time to own a restaurant. And it seems selling take-out is not enough. According to the National Restaurant Association, 100,000 eateries have closed in the last six months. That means one in six have either closed down permanently or for the foreseeable future. And nearly 3 million restaurant employees are out of work. Those that are still open are struggling. Last
. Beyond Amazon’s growing roster of , the tech giant also owns home security brands and — and Wi-Fi router brand . Smart thermostat maker gets . Google owns Nest and , rebranding most of its connected from “Google Home” to “Google Nest,” like the and the .
Our current list offeatures 12 products; seven of them are Amazon or Google devices — or devices made by Amazon- or Google-owned (or funded) companies. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. They’re all solid gadgets and we heartily recommend them. As much as Google and Amazon (the latter especially) deserve credit for bringing some much needed organization to the smart home category via
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A huge Amazon facility under construction in Mt. Juliet that is scheduled to be operational in 2021 has several road improvements to come with it.
The five-story facility is projected to have 3.52 million square feet of warehouse space and 80,000 square feet of office space on land off Golden Bear Gateway, East Division and Athletes Way North.
Road upgrades funded by the development include:
Traffic lights at Golden Bear Gateway and Athletes Way and the Interstate 40 eastbound on-ramp and I-40 westbound off-ramp, all scheduled to be complete before Amazon is issued its certificate of occupancy, Mt. Juliet Director of Public Works & Engineering Andy Barlow said.
- Turn lanes at Golden Bear Gateway and Athletes Way and the I-40 westbound exit ramp to be done before the facility opens.
- Greenway or multi-use paths along