Monday, March 2, 2020

That Duane Reade by Walgreens closes today on 10th and 3rd

As previously noted, the Duane Reade by Walgreens location on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and 10th Street closes today.

Pharmacy customers are being transferred to the DR on 14th Street and Third Avenue.

The store is pretty much cleared out already...

This marks the third Duane Reade by Walgreens to close nearby in the past few months. The outpost on Avenue D at Houston and First Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street shuttered last November.

Now what will happen to this large retail space, which has been under cover of a sidewalk bridge for years...

In late 2015-early 2016, the drug store expanded into the two adjacent spaces along here, after Excel Art and Framing Store and East Village Cheese were forced to relocate. (EV Cheese was never able to make the new location work.)

The landlord will likely have an easier go of renting this location if the storefront is divided into smaller spaces once again.


Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, both the Walgreens and the couple of hundred feet away Duane Reade (in the once Virgin Megastore space) on Union Square both remain open! What's the logic?

Anonymous said...

Buh-Bye !
First they killed off the cheese store, made the
frame store move - and now they off they go.
Wonder if it was just to kill off any small business.


I'll miss my friends who worked in the pharmacy... I say this with no sense of irony.