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Soho isn't lacking for chains, but the neighborhood really doesn't have a ton of pharmacies. Seeing an opportunity, Duane Reade planted an enormous store on the corner of Broadway and Grand Street only a few blocks south of their store at 598 Broadway. The place opened yesterday; hours are 7am to midnight daily. It is filled with the regular offerings—makeup, batteries and magazines at street level, and more product (shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, mouthwash), household items like laundry detergent and a pharmacy on the basement level accessible via an escalator. To make it special for Soho, this Duane Reade also has images of New York landmarks on the wall behind the cash registers with a quote from novelist Anthony Trollope stating that "No other American city is so intensely American as New York."
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