In a conversation last week with a construction worker, I learned that another large Duane Reade (the escalator is already in place for the second level) will open by August in the high-end building, The Laureate at 2150 Broadway (at 76th Street). That will mean a Duane Reade every 2 blocks on the stretch from 70th St. to 79th St.
Or perhaps they are just trying to keep CVS from getting a foot in the door of Manhattan’s lucrative market. Don’t ever forget that Duane Reade is now owned by Walgreen’s, with all the “power” that ownership implies.
For more recent Upper West Side openings and closings (including a new Mexican restaurant opening) click here.
Rendering via The Laureate