CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rite Aid Corporation announced today that it will rebuild its location at 300 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Baltimore, which sustained significant damage during the protests last month. The company expects to open a temporary trailer at the location on May 18 to serve customers' prescription needs while the store is rebuilt. The temporary location will also offer an assortment of over-the-counter medicines and everyday items including snacks and beverages. Demolition and clean up at the site is already underway and construction is expected to be completed by late summer.
“Rite Aid has long been a part of the Baltimore community and we know how much our customers rely on us for their health and wellness needs as well as every day needs,” said Bob Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of operations. “It’s important that our customers know we stand with them during this difficult time, and we are committed to rebuilding our store to serve their needs for many years to come. I know I speak for all Rite Aid associates, especially those in Baltimore, when I say we look forward to opening the doors at our rebuilt store and welcoming back our customers later this summer.”
Seven other Rite Aid locations in Baltimore that were closed due to damage reopened by May 7 and are serving customers. Rite Aid associates affected by the store closures were temporarily transferred to nearby Rite Aid locations.
Rite Aid has served the greater Baltimore area for more than 35 years. Currently, Rite Aid operates 30 stores in the city of Baltimore and an additional 70 locations in the surrounding area. The Company employs approximately 800 associates in its stores and regional office.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.