Rite Aid in downtown to close Thursday


By Regina Clarkin

Shoppers at Rite Aid in the Crossroads Shopping Center in recent months couldn’t have been surprised by the announcement last week that the store was one of 63 stores closing nationally. The shelves haven’t been restocked and the pharmacy was closed. This Thursday, December 30th is the last day the store is open. 

The  store, at 1107 Main Street, which opened in 1987, has about a dozen employees, including four in the pharmacy.  All were offered jobs at other Rite Aid locations, said the manager, who wasn’t authorized to comment publicly. The nearest Rite Aid is in Mahopac. 

A sign on the front door says prescriptions could be filled at Walgreens across the street at the corner of Broad and Main Street streets. When the Rite Aid pharmacy phone number is called, it’s routed to Walgreens. The independent pharmacy, Baxter’s on Main Street off North Division, has one of the Rite Aid pharmacists working there as well. 

Crossroads Plaza will soon have several hundred new neighbors, when the nine story, 181 unit market-rate One Park Place apartment building opens, directly across Park Street in 2022.