Sushi and Massage While You Wait
Paul Tiberio is Senior Vice President of Duane Reade, which opened one of its newest 24-hour locations on Wall Street just last month. An impressive 22,000 square feet, it also happens to be the single largest of all their New York City stores, said Tiberio, a testament to the Financial District’s explosive growth in recent years and a real vote of confidence in the neighborhood.
The building itself is positively rich with history and grandeur. According to Tiberio, “The fireplace in the back where the nail salon is used to be David Rockefeller’s office 20 plus years ago, and we were also able to keep all of the marble flooring and restored and polished the marble pillars. Also, the marble stone archways and brass escalators are all still intact.”
This is no run-of-the-mill pharmacy. No, Duane Reade is redefining what you can expect from your neighborhood store by offering hairstyling services, including hair and scalp analytics, manicures and massages, and even men’s haircuts. Two chefs are on-hand to make fresh sushi every day and a delicious smoothie bar offers up healthy drinks.
Speaking of health, the pharmacy has a doctor on staff for consultation during the week, which is great for tourists and out-of-towners in need of walk-in or immediate care.
Tiberio said that residents really appreciate the all-under-one-roof approach. “The pharmacy allows customers to get their prescriptions refilled quickly, which is great. And the daily crowd is taking advantage of the fresh food options for breakfast and lunch,” he added.
There’s even a stock ticker for the business professional to glance at and a $3.00 shoe shine, which donates all proceeds to New York-based philanthropic organizations through the Duane Reade Charitable Foundation. Wow, look good and feel good for a few bucks. That may just be the best bargain in the store!
40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005