Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lease a (soon to be former) Duane Reade

In May, a reader told us that the Duane Reade on 14th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue would be moving into the former HSBC bank space (right next to the CVS) on First Avenue... just north of East 14th Street...

As the Grievestrator shows, the move would look something like this...


And now a reader points us to the new listing (PDF) for the soon-to-be-former Duane Reade space...


That's a lot of space, which may be too much for our used mixed cassette tape/zine shop. Or our Egg Store.

The last time a big chunk of retail like this was available on East 14th Street, the space became an IHOP.

A few things... the retail listing only mentions the nearby chains-franchises... and one of them, the AT&T store the next block to the west, recently closed...


As for the new Duane Reade on First Avenue, you likely will have to wait... the interior is still a major construction zone...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Duane Reade going in right next door to a CVS. One of the stupidest things I have ever heard, and another good indication of how out of whack the Chain Store Wars in this city has become.

Anonymous said...

Duane Reade doesn't force you to self check out like CVS does therefor they will win.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Ummmm, here are a few tantalizing names...Staples, Lowe's, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Bank of America...the possibilities are endless!

Makeout said...

The Grievestrator! Sick with it!

Goggla said...

Walmart.

BabyDave said...

Yes, love the Grievestrator!

EV Grieve said...

I'm trying to get some of the Facebook settlement money from the The Winklevoss twins to take the Grievestrator national.

Taping my ad for Channel 55 soon!

As for the listing. I'm thinking that, eventually, Duane Reade should take the space back. Or maybe split the stores. Have Duane on 14th and Reade on First Ave.

Sort of like Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.