The often deserted (except when they’re clogged with construction vehicles) waterfront stretches of Kent Avenue in North Williamsburg will soon be congested with an excessive supply of something other than trucks and unsold condos: drug stores. The Post mentions this morning that in addition to the big Duane Reade that opened last fall in the base of the condo towers at Kent and North 5th Street, seven months from now a 13,000-square-foot CVS superstore will be opening… in the base of the condo towers at Kent and North 6th Street. And it will be open 24 hours a day!
No word yet on how the folks at neighborhood mom ‘n pop drug stores like Northside Pharmacy and Kings Pharmacy feel about this (not to mention the neighborhood’s only supermarket, Tops on the Waterfront, one block away), but presumably it’s something like, “Bushwick, here we come!” Drug store wars are the new drug wars. (Curbed)