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We know you've been waiting with baited breath for news of the Astor Place Walgreens, rising in the space that had housed Astor Place Wines & Spirits. A very special Racked tipster sends us a photo of the site, which is really coming along nicely, don't you think? Since we don't have much more to say on this subject, let's turn to our favorite research tool, Wikipedia, to learn more about the chain. Some fun facts: "Walgreens opens on average one store every 17 hours" and "There are more than 5,800 Walgreens in operation with a current goal to have 7,000 stores by 2010." Ambitious—wonder how many of those pharmacies are slated for NYC?
· Walgreens Astor Place Confirmed [Racked]