NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "In preparation for Hurricane Irene and for the safety of Duane Reade's associates and customers, Duane Reade stores will begin closing at noon on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Selected locations will remain open until 9pm ET and all store locations will remain closed throughout the weekend. Please contact your local Duane Reade to check the store's hours for today.
"Duane Reade anticipates reopening each store location on Monday morning, resuming normal business hours. However, each store reopening will be dependant upon the availability of mass transit and electricity at that location.
"Customers needing essential prescriptions are urged to contact their local Duane Reade pharmacy as early as possible today to ensure that they are able to obtain their prescriptions.
"In addition, taking into account the suspension of mass transit today beginning at noon, Duane Reade has a plan in place to ensure that all employees can safely get home this evening before the impending storm."
SOURCE Duane Reade