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Las Vegas-based Zappos opening hub in Kentucky

Zappos, the online shoe seller based in downtown Las Vegas, is opening an operations hub in Kentucky.

The Amazon-owned retailer announced that it will hold a grand opening celebration Friday for its 325,000-square-foot fulfillment center and retail outlet at 9101 Minor Lane in Louisville.

Zappos said the new outpost would grow the company by 100-plus employees over the next two years.

Led by CEO Tony Hsieh, Zappos is based in the former Las Vegas City Hall and boasts more than 1,500 employees.

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