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Rite Aid store on Black River Blvd. closing

Nicole A. Hawley
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Posted 1/23/20

Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1747 Black River Blvd. will be closing its doors next month. Store Manager Larry Grau said the store’s last day of business will be Monday, Feb. 10. All prescriptions from that …

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Rite Aid store on Black River Blvd. closing

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Rite Aid Pharmacy at 1747 Black River Blvd. will be closing its doors next month.

Store Manager Larry Grau said the store’s last day of business will be Monday, Feb. 10. All prescriptions from that pharmacy will be transferred to the store located at 1616 Black River Blvd., he said.

Grau said it was a “company decision” to close the store.

“Walgreens completed the purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores. As announced during our October 2017 earnings, we are in the process of closing some store locations to help ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to create a more focused network of stores that can deliver the greatest value for our customers,” said Alexandra Brown, corporate communications manager for Walgreens Co., headquartered in Deerfield, Ill.

“While we will be closing our store located at 1727 Black River Blvd., we will also be investing in the community through the process of converting other Walgreens-owned Rite Aid stores to the Walgreens brand. This process began in June 2018 and will continue in phases over the next year.”

Brown said patient prescription records will be available at the Walgreens located at 1616 Black River Blvd. once the pharmacy has closed. Walgreens is notifying patients/customers of the change.

“The pharmacy’s last day of business will be Monday, Feb. 10,” Brown said. “The store will remain open for about two weeks after the pharmacy closes to allow for the final sale of all products.”

She said, “We are committed to taking care of our team members throughout this process, and expect to have positions at other locations for the majority of store employees who are impacted. We will be making every effort to find the same or similar positions for team members.”

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