Quirky NYC Store Layouts- Duane Reade 86th/1st
New York City's premium on space creates some truly quirky store layouts, particularly for supermarkets and drugstores. Duane Reade is the biggest local drugstore chain with stores approaching ubiquity. Their stores are a bit bizarre to say the least (check out New York Metro unlocking some of the mystery of Duane Reade.). Sometimes they give you massively long receipts, which doesn't quite make up for not putting price stickers on any items. Almost every store has signs saying to form a line at each register, yet customers virtually always form a single line (not doing so may cause some consternation). There's always a line- day or night, at any location- always; even their CEO admits it. The most unusual characteristic for many stores is the quirky layouts. Check out this column in the middle of an aisle at the Duane Reade on 86th Street and 1st Avenue.