UPDATE: According to TAPinto readers a sign on the door of Rite Aid says it will open tomorrow and not today. Calls and emails to Walgreens/Rite Aid corporate headquarters to verify the new date have not been returned.
SOMERSET, NJ - Walgreens recently completed the purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores, according to Walgreens Spokesperson, Allison Mack.
The Rite Aid located on 464a Elizabeth Avenue was one of the stores purchased, however, it will not be converted into a Walgreens. Instead, it is set to close two weeks after the pharmacy closes on July 11 to allow for the final sale of all products, according to Mack.
"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," Mack said in an email. "We will be making every effort to find the same or similar positions for team members."
It's official, the Elizabeth Avenue Rite Aid will close its doors by the end of this month according to the store manager.
The store will be closed tomorrow July 12 and will reopen on Friday the 13th for 12 days, according to the store manager.
Begining on Friday everything in the store will be 50 percent off, according to the manager.
According to a sign posted on the front door, the pharmacy is closing today and customer records have been transferred to Walgreens in Bound Brook, located at 476 W. Union Avenue.
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As of March 2, 2018, Rite Aid transferred 1,651 stores and related assets to Walgreens (WBA), according to a Rite Aid news release.
The Rite Aid on Hamilton Avenue will not be impacted by the merger.
Calls to the Rite Aid corporate headquarters media relations department were not returned at the time of publication.
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