The Rite Aid on Madison in First Hill has closed after the chain drugstore’s management chose to not renew its E Madison lease, a company representative tells CHS.
The Rite Aid rep said the location in the midst of First Hill’s myriad medical facilities was underperforming and has moved all of its pharmacy prescriptions to the 201 Broadway E location. All the pharmacy clients were informed prior to the transfer, the company said.
The rep said Rite Aid employees from the First Hill branch have also been given positions at neighboring stores.
“It wasn’t reaching our expectations and goals,” the Rite Aid representative said. “We thought it would be best to consolidate to the other store.”
The closure won’t exactly leave local customers without options. There are two Bartell’s within blocks of the shuttered Madison at Summit location.
— Gordon Werner (@GordonWerner) August 5, 2014