Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Rite Aid’ tag

Rite Aid, 1215 Longreen Parkway: July 2018   2 comments

Posted at 10:57 pm in closing

p1530540_tn.jpg

p1530537_tn.jpg

p1530538_tn.jpg

p1530539_tn.jpg

p1530541_tn.jpg

p1530542_tn.jpg

p1530543_tn.jpg

p1530544_tn.jpg

Another day, another Rite Aid. This one was on Longreen Parkway at Clemson Road. You can see it with all the branding in place at thie LoopNet listing.

I could be wrong, but at this point I believe the only Rite Aid still in operation as such is the Forest Acres one.

(Hat tip to commenter Bobby)

Written by ted on August 6th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Rite Aid, 1618 Charleston Highway: July 2018   3 comments

Posted at 10:59 pm in closing

p1530528_tn.jpg

p1530529_tn.jpg

p1530530_tn.jpg

p1530532_tn.jpg

p1530533_tn.jpg

p1530536_tn.jpg

Well this one, across from Piggy Park and where Airport Boulevard intersects the Charleston Highway, was pretty much inevitable, but the closeout has now officially started.

(Hat tip to commenter Zach)

Written by ted on July 16th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , ,

Rite Aid, 1501 Broad River Road: July 2018   5 comments

Posted at 11:44 pm in closing

p1520968_tn.jpg

p1520969_tn.jpg

p1520970_tn.jpg

p1520971_tn.jpg

p1520972_tn.jpg

p1520973_tn.jpg

Here's another Rite Aid this one where the River Roads come together at Boozer Shopping Center. I am having a little trouble thinking of a Walgreens within a mile of here, which is the usual closing criteria for this transition.

Apparently the LoopNet folks decided they already had a photo on file and didn't need another one -- that's certainly a blast from the past.

Rite Aid, 500 West Main Street (Lexington): 15 June 2018   1 comment

Posted at 1:32 am in closing

p1520672_tn.jpg

p1520673_tn.jpg

p1520674_tn.jpg

p1520675_tn.jpg

p1520676_tn.jpg

p1520677_tn.jpg

p1520678_tn.jpg

p1520679_tn.jpg

p1520680_tn.jpg

p1520681_tn.jpg

p1520682_tn.jpg

p1520683_tn.jpg

If you look closely, you can see the Walgreens directly across the street at 423 West Main Street that put paid to this Rite Aid location.

I'm not sure how the other locations are doing it, but it appears this one closed for two days (13 & 14 June) to get ready for a liquidation sale on 15 June. I'm marking that as the closing date, though I suppose it could last several days.

Written by ted on June 16th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Rite Aid, 7338 Broad River Road: 18 June 2018   2 comments

Posted at 11:21 pm in closing

p1520645_tn.jpg

p1520646_tn.jpg

p1520422_tn.jpg

p1520423_tn.jpg

p1520424_tn.jpg

p1520425_tn.jpg

p1520426_tn.jpg

Not great pix, but here is another Rite Aid which has the misfortune to be directly across the street from a Walgreens (the one at 7412 Broad River Road). It's a decent location, perhaps CVS could move in. Their nearest store is at Saint Andrews Road, so that's really another market. Of course the Publix in the strip behind the store has a pharmacy as well, so there is still a bit of competition there.

The end here is slated for 18 June 2018.

Written by ted on June 13th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Rite Aid, 7900 Garners Ferry Road: 24 May 2018   1 comment

Posted at 12:12 am in closing

p1510587_tn.jpg

p1510588_tn.jpg

p1510589_tn.jpg

p1510590_tn.jpg

p1510591_tn.jpg

p1510592_tn.jpg

p1510593_tn.jpg

p1510594_tn.jpg

p1510595_tn.jpg

As predicted before, this Garners Ferry Rite Aid has closed due to its closeness to the Walgreens at 7801 Garners Ferry. For a big square building, I think it looks rather nice because of all the brick. There is growth in the area, but I'm not sure I can think of anything that might go into the building. Perhaps a medical office or Family Dollar type store as I have seen both in old pharmacy locations.

Written by ted on May 25th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Rite Aid, 8921 Two Notch Road: 13 June 2018   3 comments

Posted at 11:13 pm in closing

p1510491_tn.jpg

p1510486_tn.jpg

p1510487_tn.jpg

p1510489_tn.jpg

rite_close_tn.jpg

p1510490_tn.jpg

As we discussed earlier those Rite Aid locations which have been purchased by Walgreens and are close to an existing Walgreens location will be closing. The process has started now, and this store, at the west corner of Two Notch & Rabon Roads will be closing on 13 June. I didn't have a chance to go in, and these pictures through the rain aren't that great, but you can see that signs are up.

How close is this store to a Walgreens?

Directly across the road:

p1510502_tn.jpg

(Hat tip to commenter Megan)

Written by ted on May 15th, 2018

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Whither Rite Aid?   9 comments

Posted at 11:37 pm in commentary

4730 Forest Drive:

p1490939_tn.jpg

p1490940_tn.jpg

6118 Saint Andrews Road

p1490464_tn.jpg

p1490465_tn.jpg

p1490466_tn.jpg

7900 Garners Ferry Road:

Rite_Aid_1_tn.jpg

Rite_Aid_2_tn.jpg

Rite_Aid_3_tn.jpg

Rite_Aid_4_tn.jpg

Commenter Mr. BO sends the pictures of the Garners Ferry Rite Aid, saying

I remember when this place was Rosewood Furniture which was raised to make an Eckerds, then I think it was a CVS for a short while before becoming a Rite-Aid. Now Wallgreens purchased the place. With a Wallgreens just a block away, I sort of fear for this store's future. They're not in the system yet so I can't do my prescriptions from Rite-aid's web site and the transfer function only lets you select the store across Garner's ferry from Hazelwood.

I had noticed similar signs on the Forest Acres and Irmo Rite Aid stores: This Rite Aid now has a Walgreens Pharmacy, which is rather like going to Sears and seeing a sign saying This Sears is now stocked by J C Penny.

Looking at google, and Wikipedia, what seems to have been going on is that Walgreens tried to buy the whole of Rite Aid, but the merger was not approved for anti-trust reasons, and Walgreens ended up with only about 2000 Rite Aid locations. Now, the rump Rite Aid chain is in negotiations with the Albertson grocery chain to merge with it.

What actually happens to the stores that Walgreens got is unclear. I would expect many of them to eventually be reflagged, but some of them are really too close to existing Walgreens locations, and those will probably be closed. How close is "too close"? We'll know when it happens, I suppose.

Written by ted on April 30th, 2018

Tagged with , , , ,

Rite Aid, 2324 Sunset Boulevard: 23 May 2009   8 comments

Posted at 11:48 pm in closing

I find this Rite Aid closing interesting because it happened so soon after the conversion from Eckerd's, so in 2007, they paid a lot of money to redo all the signage and branding, interior and exterior, and then in 2009, closed the store.

I think it was a classy touch to transfer the store's perscriptions across the street to their competitors at CVS rather than sending customers to a Rite Aid further away. I hope the building can be re-used, it's still fairly new and appears quite nice.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ted on July 15th, 2009

Tagged with , , , , , , , ,

Eckerd / Rite Aid Drugs, 3000 Two Notch Road   9 comments

Posted at 2:35 am in closing

Here's another closed Eckerd store, although google indicates that this one was open as recently as the Rite Aid transition, which is not how I recall it. This store sits at the intersection of Two Notch and Beltline, and is now a children's dental clinic.

I'm pretty sure this location also once housed the local AMC dealership, name now forgotten, where I bought a really awful, I mean world class bad, car, though all those structures have since been torn down (or if they were like the car, may have just fallen apart..)

UPDATE 25 January 2012 -- Interestingly, the building directly across the street (in the old Payless Shoes/Carzzz location) is also becoming a dental clinic.

Written by ted on March 30th, 2009

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll