Amazon to open at OSU


FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, employees prepare for the grand opening of an Amazon@Purdue store in Purdue University's Krach Leadership Center in West Lafayette, Ind. The internet giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to begin construction in spring 2017 of a 900-square-foot retail space in Columbus, Ohio, near the Ohio State University campus, where students can pick up books and other items ordered online. Amazon has opened similar stores at more than a dozen U.S. colleges and universities. (Joseph Paul/Journal & Courier via AP, File)


COLUMBUS — Amazon plans to open a storefront in Columbus near the Ohio State University campus where students can pick up books and other items they’ve ordered online.

The Seattle-based online retailer has submitted applications for construction and signage to the city of Columbus for a 900-square-foot retail space where students with an Amazon prime membership can pick up items from self-service lockers or with help from an Amazon employee.

Amazon has created similar stores at more than a dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. Some of those schools include Purdue University in Indiana and the University of Pennsylvania.

Officials at Amazon didn’t respond to a request for comment on Monday.

FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, employees prepare for the grand opening of an Amazon@Purdue store in Purdue University’s Krach Leadership Center in West Lafayette, Ind. The internet giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to begin construction in spring 2017 of a 900-square-foot retail space in Columbus, Ohio, near the Ohio State University campus, where students can pick up books and other items ordered online. Amazon has opened similar stores at more than a dozen U.S. colleges and universities. (Joseph Paul/Journal & Courier via AP, File)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/03/web1_115524868-f37d2c6f4edd44e5a9399e639bcad13e.jpgFILE – In this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, employees prepare for the grand opening of an Amazon@Purdue store in Purdue University’s Krach Leadership Center in West Lafayette, Ind. The internet giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to begin construction in spring 2017 of a 900-square-foot retail space in Columbus, Ohio, near the Ohio State University campus, where students can pick up books and other items ordered online. Amazon has opened similar stores at more than a dozen U.S. colleges and universities. (Joseph Paul/Journal & Courier via AP, File)