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On the new Walgreens rising in Times Square: "With 140 Duane Reade stores, 27 CVS stores and 38 Rite-Aid stores, Manhattan might seem to need another chain drugstore about as much as it needs another Starbucks. But for Walgreen, the new store will give the chain visibility in a market where it has not had much presence. Although the most prominent face of the building, on the 43rd Street side, is already covered with billboards with long leases, Walgreen will be able to splash its name in huge bright-red letters over the building’s other sides." And really, thank god for that. [NY Times]