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Eckerd Drugs, 3414 North Main Street: 2000s   6 comments

Posted at 1:09 am in historic,stores

Here's another Eckerd's that didn't survive into the Rite Aid era. This one is at the intersection of North Main and Sunset Drive and is now a Family Dollar. Not related to the store, but I've always disliked this intersection because just after it crosses Main, Sunset narrows to one lane with very little warning. I move into the left lane before crossing, but it seems as though someone always gets caught by surprise and wants to merge suddenly into my lane.

Written by ted on May 25th, 2009

6 Responses to 'Eckerd Drugs, 3414 North Main Street: 2000s'

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  1. If I remember correctly, This site also held a Crown Gas Station before the Eckerd bought the land.

    Thomas

    25 May 09 at 8:37 am

  2. I'm pretty sure that building was built as a Rite-Aid to begin with, and then was subsequently acquired by Eckerd. It's very much a Rite-Aid prototype, although I have seen a lot of them taken over by other chains in areas that Rite-Aid later abandoned; a lot of them in NC became Kerr Drug locations.

    The irony would be if it had started as a Rite-Aid, become an Eckerd, and then become a Rite-Aid again at the time of the merger. I'm sure that's happened with many locations.

    A couple of images of this Rite-Aid prototype design:

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/rite-aid/Talyn/RiteAid.jpg

    http://www.bayberryproperties.com/Rite_Aid_5th__Market.JPG

    Groceteria

    25 May 09 at 9:04 am

  3. That does look like the same design. I guess that would be true of the one on Two Notch as well then, and would explain why it was coming up just as a Rite Aid in my searches.

    ted

    25 May 09 at 10:21 am

  4. Eckard's biggest mistake was when they moved from inside Dutch Square to the corner on B. River Road/St. Andrews where a gas station used to be in front on Boozer. That was last nail in the coffin for them..then they started dissapearing.

    Del

    25 May 09 at 11:24 pm

  5. I think I remember this one not lasting long. I've seen several around town that were Eckerds then Rite Aide bought them and closed 'em. I think there's one near walmart on highway 1 in W Cola like that and another one in W Cola on the corner of 12th and 378. They were built only to close within a couple of years of opening.

    Mr. Bill

    26 May 09 at 8:40 am

  6. Yep. This was definitely Rite Aid first. Looks like an early 1990s build to me. Might want to add that.

    Bobby P.

    17 Sep 11 at 5:54 pm

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