Duane Reade Readies Wall Street Flagship

22,000-square-foot space in historic building
Posted July 5, 2011

Drugstore chain Duane Reade (New York) expects to open a 22,000-square-foot flagship store this week on Wall Street in New York.

"This space signifies great historical achievement, where it took workers just 93 days to build the entire steel frame of this 72-story building in 1930,” says Joe Magnacca, president of Duane Reade, and president of Daily Living Products and Solutions for Walgreens, in a press release. “40 Wall Street is the latest phase in introducing our iconic New York brand to its modern relevancy with our New York metropolitan area customers."

The beauty department features a nail salon, a LOOK Boutique offering before/after virtual makeovers, skin analysis from Philips Crystalize and a fragrance sampler.

Other features include a sushi station, smoothie area, Starbucks Coffee, a Coca-Cola "Freestyle" machine dispensing 130 varieties of fountain drinks and an expanded natural and organic foods section.

Part of the Walgreens Co. family of companies, Duane Reade operates about 250 stores throughout the metropolitan New York region.