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Yay! Another Drug Store on BPR!

duane reade

Told ya!

It’s been several years of construction, but soon a Walgreens will open its doors on Boston Post Road in the old Blockbusters space.

Because we really need another chain drug store.

It’s interesting strategy for the company, which owns Duane Reade, since a Duane Reade store came and tanked in only a few months at the site of the current Petco, just a block or so away.  Business, they said at the time, was bad.


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January 25, 2014 12:15 AM

Went to Walgreen’s for first time. On the exterior, the side facing the Post Road has been made attractive, but the interior is just beautiful. Thoughtfully planned with aesthetic appeal–it’s a pleasure to be there, esp. in the pharmacy area.
This is definitely an upgrade from the CVS environment.
Staff was friendly. Prices good so far. I also appreciated the lack of crowds and long lines at the pharmacy–though that might change. I hope for Walgreen’s sake, it does.
Finally, we’re not in a one-company town.
Welcome, Walgreen’s.

December 30, 2013 11:54 AM

Virtually the entire BPR-facing window is nothing but a blank wall and a utility room door behind a huge plate glass window, and the only other window facing the street shows the Hallmark card displays from the end caps. So yeah, I’m sticking with ‘ugly’ till they put some artwork or something up. :)

December 30, 2013 12:03 PM
Reply to  Larch12

We agree! It looks like Anywhere, USA.

January 25, 2014 12:16 AM
Reply to  Larch12

They did.

December 24, 2013 10:35 PM

I am glad to see Walgreen’s arrive. CVS is the monopoly pharmacy here and could use competition.
Apparently CVS has some of the highest prices for generic drugs. Costco is its only competition in our area.

I, too, wish we didn’t have chain stores. I liked the days when small local businesses thrived here. The first chain store to arrive I believe was the Gap. But though we can support local small businesses, we’re not going to rollback the chains.
Banks and pharmaceuticals–the 2 favored industries making large profits are the stores that have proliferated in recent years.

November 6, 2013 2:45 PM

It’s ugly, and we didn’t need it. The Hommocks kids will have a new place to hang out, I guess. Why couldn’t it have been a Panera or Chipotle or any decent fast casual food place?! Aargh.

December 26, 2013 7:08 AM
Reply to  lmont12

Larch12 – I have to see its not “ugly” – in my opinion it’s modern improvement. The Chase across the street now is “ugly”

Anna E. Mouse
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January 7, 2014 2:10 AM
Reply to  Jon

I agree a casual food place would have been nice but, Chipotle and Panera are just another fad chain w/substandard food and great marketing. Here today gone tomorrow or as soon as the stock price takes a nose dive…like Duane Reade. In a community with large European and South & Central American populations I think we should aim a little higher than overpriced pseudo knockoffs more appropriate for a large Midwestern mall.

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