Another Upper East Side Duane Read store is closing permanently | Upper East Site Duane Reade Closing Another UES Store As Rampant Thefts Continue by Upper East Site Staff October 18, 2022, 2:38 pm 1 Comment Duane Reade is set to close another store here on the Upper East Side, shrinking the pharmacy chain’s footprint in the neighborhood once again. While company officials avoid questions about whether the closure is related to rampant thefts at the stAlready a subscriber? Log in here. Continue reading with an Upper East Site subscription. Read More Comments are closed. One Comment Expand All Collapse All Sort by Newest Oldest I don’t live in Manhattan but every time I’m in Walgreens, somebody comes in and walks out with bags of merchandise. I even saw someone take a shopping cart out with 5 cartons of beer! I told the manager who didn’t do anything and then I called 911. An officer came and wanted to see the video tape. The manager couldn’t be bothered showing the officer how to work the machine. Another manager told me they aren’t allowed to racial profile anybody. It’s not profiling, it’s fact – everybody who has ever robbed my store has been a black male.