The city of Amsterdam has placed a moratorium on the construction of “dark store” distribution centers

The city of Amsterdam has placed a moratorium on the construction of “dark store” distribution centers

However, “with those companies there are also coming a growing number of complaints from the direct neighbourhood.” The spokesperson cited noise and scooter traffic arriving and leaving buildings, and the appearance of the stores, which are used for delivery only and not open to the public – and often have darkened windows to signal that. The spokesperson said the city aimed to agree rules over the coming year that would determine where dark stores are allowed. As of Jan. 14, there were 31 such stores in operation, almost all of which opened during the COVID-19 pandemic, the spokesperson said, adding: “There a probably more, it’s going really fast.”

On Thursday, the city of Amsterdam put a one-year moratorium on the building of new “dark stores,” which are modest distribution centres in residential neighbourhoods or near retail districts that are used by expanding fast grocery services like Gorillas, Getir, and Flink. “There’s significant growth in all these different firms who deliver your goods within 10 minutes in Amsterdam, as in all other large cities throughout Europe,” said a representative for city councillor Marieke van Doornick, who suggested the ban.

A Dutch spokesperson for Berlin-based Gorillas said the company could not comment. Getir could not immediately be reached for comment. Flink, with 10 dark stores in Amsterdam, said the company had planned to open more and was disappointed by the decision. “We have fantastic feedback from our customers,” it said in a statement, adding that in addition to grocery delivery it also distributed products made by local businesses.

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