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Rite Aid shutting down another location in the Southern Tier: Why?

The Rite Aid pharmacy located on Second Street in Elmira is set to permanently close on February 1st. This closure includes both the pharmacy and the store. Currently, the store is in the process of clearing its inventory, with many items on sale and some shelves already empty.


This closure is part of a larger trend for Rite Aid, which declared bankruptcy in October. Since then, the company has been closing several of its stores across different locations. The closure of the Second Street store is a direct consequence of these ongoing financial challenges faced by Rite Aid.

Customers of the Second Street Rite Aid will have their prescriptions transferred to the Rite Aid on Mt. Zoar Street. The Mt. Zoar Street Rite Aid, located at 209 Mt. Zoar St, Elmira, NY 14904, will continue to serve the community’s pharmaceutical needs following the closure of its counterpart. This change reflects the shifting landscape of retail pharmacies amidst economic challenges.