DoorDash eyes Sonoma County for DashMart everyday-essentials delivery hub

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DoorDash (NYSE: DASH), a major U.S. player in third-party delivery from restaurants, coffee shops and increasingly grocery and convenience stores, wants to open one of its new delivery hubs in Santa Rosa.

An affiliate of the San Francisco-based company leased a 9,380-square-foot former Performance Shoes space at 1993 Santa Rosa Ave. and is pursuing zoning clearance and a conditional use permit from the city of Santa Rosa to open one of its DashMart locations, according to city documents and the deal brokers involved.

DoorDash got its start in 2013 by allowing consumers to use its smartphone app to order meals from restaurants, which gig drivers would opt to pick up and deliver to the home or office.

In April 2020 amid the shelter-at-home public health orders across large swaths of the country, DoorDash expanded into everyday household goods via partnerships with convenience store chains like 7-Eleven and Wawa as well as drug stores Walgreens and CVS. This venture would be based from DashMart locations, initially in Chicago, Minneapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas, Salt Lake City, the Phoenix area and Redwood City in Silicon Valley. It expanded to more cities that year, such as California cities Sacramento and Concord, and now also operates in Canada.

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