Duane Reade Makeover on Delancey Street Uncovers Old ‘Bunnies’ Ghost Signage

Posted on: November 8th, 2016 at 9:29 am by
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Duane Reade’s long-running Delancey Street outpost is undergoing a slight brand tweak.

Even though Walgreens purchased the pharmacy chain years ago, many of the locations (like 100 Delancey) remain without mention of its corporate parent. Until last week. That’s when the faded red-and-white banner on the four-story vertical housing was swapped for signage that reads, “Duane Reade by Walgreens.” And for a New York minute, a glimpse of the past was on display. That of Bunnies.

Same deal yesterday morning, when the illuminated marquee was pried from the exterior. There, again, the ghost of Bunnies.

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This appearance of Bunnies is a blast from the recent past. For decades, the children’s department store held court at 100 Delancey. Its most recent high-profile news mention – that we can find, anyway – was in 2000 for selling super-cheap school uniforms. (There was even a photo op with the bumbling idiot, Giuliani.) Bunnies would last another five years; it closed in 2006, a few months before Duane Reade moved across Ludlow Street from the strip that sprouted the SVA dorm. It probably didn’t help that a Children’s Place also called the area home.

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Photo: Leetskeet

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