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Eckerd Drugs, 3100 Broad River Road: mid 2000s   6 comments

Posted at 11:02 pm in stores

Continuing my recent theme of defunct Eckerd stores, this one on Broad River Road at the intersection with Saint Andrews Road (and across from the old Steve's #1 Sub Contractor sub shop) was, if I recall correctly, one of the newer stores. It has the "modern" corner-lot siting with a drive-through. It sits, in fact, catty-cornered across the street from a new-ish CVS of the same vintage, proving the site is viable for drugstores -- I suspect that if Eckerd's in general hadn't had problems and had held on to this store a few years more, Rite Aid could have done a viable business there.

UPDATE 8 March 2011 -- It's now a Dollar Tree:

Written by ted on March 10th, 2009

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  1. I'd put this place's demise right around 2005 or 2006. Right about the same time that the Walgreens popped up aross the street.

    Ken

    11 Mar 09 at 5:40 am

  2. It closed in early 2005. Having worked there once I can tell you it was a major money loser. It was hard to get in and out of and shrink was a major problem. In addition there were three other Eckerds within a 10 mile radius (two of them on Broad River Rd) that further squeezed profits. When this one closed, the whole district celebrated.

    Tom

    11 Mar 09 at 5:47 am

  3. Central Drug store was built on the location back in 1966 with a grocery store to its right. This was back when St. Andrews was in its infancy and the area was pretty much country and farmland. Once it was sold in 1969 it operated as Central until the early to mid 70's.

    joel

    13 Jun 09 at 7:47 pm

  4. I saw today that it looks like it's going to be a Dollar Tree

    Andrew

    30 May 10 at 4:26 pm

  5. Ok I can conform to you that the Dollar Tree slated for this site is now online...

    Andrew

    11 Aug 10 at 12:22 pm

  6. make that confirm

    Andrew

    11 Aug 10 at 12:23 pm

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