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Spirit Haunts Former Duane Reade This October


We previously covered Walgreens’ purchase of Duane Reade and the closure of some locations in our area. Commenters speculated how this would affect the community and what would replace them, and now we know for at least one location. The Duane Reade that was previously on Kings Highway and Coney Island Avenue will soon be inhabited by Spirit, a Halloween costume super store. Flyers have gone up with a website leading to a job application. The Spirit website store locator says that most stores will be opening between August 30 and September 18, so they appear to be behind schedule.

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  1. As you all should be aware by now, I used to be a truck driver, making deliveries throughout the 5 boroughs and the major NY/NJ metro area. From past experience, Spirit is a seasonal store, and will only be open until Halloween. Then they disappear and pop up again for the next Halloween season. I don’t know if this will hold true here, just expressing what I have experienced in the past with Spirit in other locations.

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