Glover Park Rite Aid to Close May 18

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The Rite Aid at 2255 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Glover Park. Georgetowner photo.

The Glover Park Rite Aid will close next month, The Georgetowner has learned.

The drug store, located at 2255 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will be gone by May 18, according to an employee, who said the company gave store staff little notice of the closing date.

This Rite Aid location is relatively new, opening in 2016 after much anticipation in the Glover Park community and offering an alternative to the CVS store directly across the street.

The shuttering is due to disappointing sales, according to employees.

In 2018, 1,932 Rite Aid pharmacy stores and other properties were acquired by Walgreens Boots Alliance for $4.4 billion. The company said it would fold some Rite Aid stores into the Walgreens brand over time.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Walgreens Boots Alliance operates in 25 countries. Its stores include Rite Aid, Walgreens, Duane Reade and Boots.

The May departure is the second major retail business closure in Glover Park, after Starbucks, opposite the Rite Aid, called it quits last month.

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