Report: Amazon's First Chicago Warehouse Bound for Goose Island

The online retailer has plans to open a larger distribution center in Joliet as well

Amazon users in Chicago can soon expect faster delivery service as the company announced the opening of its first Chicago warehouse in Goose Island.

The online retailer already has a large new complex in Kenosha, Wis., and there are plans to build an even larger distribution center in suburban Joliet, according to Crain's Chicago Business, who first reported the story.

The new warehouse in Goose Island does not have a set opening date, but Amazon signed a lease for a 51,970-square-foot space at 1111 North Cherry Avenue, Crain's reports. The Goose Island facility could be the first several small distribution centers within the city to help deliver products faster and more efficiently.

The Goose Island deal was announced about six months after Amazon pledged to add 1,000 jobs in Illinois by 2017 with the addition of several new facilities.

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