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Merrick Road Rite Aid Going Out of Business

The Merrick Road location will close Thursday.

Rite Aid, which is located at 2410 Merrick Rd. near the Newbridge Road intersection, will close its doors Thursday.

A clerk at the store told Patch that they lost their lease, which is why the business is leaving Bellmore. He did add that this doesn't affect the two other locations in Bellmore, including 2784 Sunrise Highway and 2260 Jerusalem Avenue.

Rite Aid is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 

A Rite Aid spokeswoman told Patch that the store will be reopening for a liquidation sale on Dec. 21, and that will last through mid January. 

The pharmacy files will be transferred to nearby CVS. 

"It's a seamless transition," the spokeswoman said. "The customers do not have to do anything."

She also added that Rite Aid is working to place the workers in nearby stores if they want to stay with the company.

What do you think about Rite Aid closing? What should replace it? Tell us in the comments section below.
FedUpRealist December 11, 2013 at 10:11 AM
No wonder here...Their business model was to flood the market and open near to competing pharmacies in an attempt to shut them down...How ironic!!!
Linda Kaldor December 16, 2013 at 02:44 AM
There are way to many chain drug stores in Bellmore. We have multiple CVS, Rite Aide and Walgreens it unbelievable. Enough is enough. Let's put in anything but of chain drug store. It's crazy!
Lori Miller December 18, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Not this too????!!!!
FedUpRealist December 18, 2013 at 08:16 AM
Everyone liked the idea in the begining but weren' thinking LONG TERM or the blight an empty building will have on the area...Kinda like North Shore Farms moving into North Bellmore...It will shut down the mom & pop fruit/vegetable stand across the street and have a major impact on Stop N Shop....Trickle down economics...Anyone have a business idea for the Fruit/vegetable stand???...It gonna be yet another EMPTY BLIGHT real soon...

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