I’m enjoying this Williamsburg Observer piece on the aggressive Duane Reed settlement across the street from King’s Pharmacy that urges all Williamsburg residents, “Resist the Corporate Hive-Mind, say ‘No!’ to this invasive takeover attempt. Help us keep Williamsburg free of corporate creep.”
“Last fall, Duane Reade opened one of its mega-mart drugstores on Kent Avenue, in the ground floor of the new Northside Piers. This spring, in the coming weeks, another Duane Reade store is slated to open on Bedford Avenue between North 3rd and 4th Streets, only five blocks from the first store and directly across from King’s Pharmacy, a locally-owned business that has been at this address for most of the last decade. This aggressive and menacing behavior suggests that a virulent infection may be taking hold‚Äîin fact, we hear rumors that Starbucks is also now eyeing Bedford Avenue, already home to a Subway outlet. Will McDonald’s and Burger King be next?”
It points to two Facebook groups: Boycott Duane Reade in Williamsburg and I’m Boycotting the Bedford Ave. Duane Reade/Walgreens as pages to start la resistance. Go get ‘em, tigers.