Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd.  Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s.

Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd. Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s.

Rite Aid is closing its store at 2005 Maple Ave., across 20th Street from rival CVS, as of Wednesday, Aug. 1 (three weeks from today) Signage is up on the entrance doors and around the property announcing that prescriptions normally filled at that store will be transferred to Walgreen’s at 701 Martha Berry Blvd. as of that date. The store, with 14,673 square feet, was built in 2010, replacing an older location, according to the commercial real estate site LoopNet.

What’s up: Walgreen’s purchase 1,900 Rite Aid stores and plans to remove them altogether in some states, including Georgia. Background

Several area locations eventually will convert to Walgreen’s stores including Rite Aids in Cartersville, Rockmart and most likely at Shorter and Division in Rome.

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