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City Council concerned over late opening date of Amazon’s Squire Rd. facility

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Informed giant distribution warehouse could lie vacant until 2026

  Ward 6 City Councillor Richard Serino this week asked for an update on a project that fellow councillors and many Revere residents would like some information about: the status of the Amazon facility on Squire Road. According to Serino, he was told by staff in the city’s economic development office that Amazon is not in a position to announce when the facility will be put into service but that it will be before 2026.

  Serino added that he was told Revere could have confidence that the Squire Road site was in the works and that other Amazon sites are shutting down. Also, Amazon owns the Squire Road site rather than leasing it, which demonstrates an additional level of commitment. For now, the company is attending to the maintenance and security needs of the site.

  “We have a giant warehouse facility in the middle of Linden Square. I find it unacceptable they are going to have it lie vacant until 2026,” said Serino, who added that the site is an eyesore in the neighborhood and it’s unacceptable that Amazon isn’t saying when they intend to open it.

  Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, like Serino and other councillors, said he bought into the hype that Amazon was going to create jobs, register vehicles and generate tax revenue. “Now, we’re being told that maybe it will open before 2026. Are you kidding me? It’s insulting, it’s disgusting. We were snookered.”

  Ward 3 City Councillor Anthony Cogliandro noted that the Squire Road facility was listed as a revenue source for the new high school. “I hope it’s way before 2026,” he added.

  Councillors voted unanimously to request an update from the Mayor’s Office.

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