Rite Aid Officially Closes

No reports on a replacement for the Syosset pharmacy.

After a liquidation sale of all merchandise and reactions from the community, all that is left of Rite Aid on Jackson Avenue is the shadow of the pharmacy logo.

News broke in early August that the branch of the pharmacy chain would be permanently closing their doors because of business conditions at the Jackson Avenue location, reported company representatives. Rite Aid held a liquidation sale on the non-prescription merchandise

Officials have not yet confirmed a replacement for the store, but residents are speculating.

"I think Walgreen's would do very well here, although they may feel their Plainview store is too close to us to put another one here," wrote Patch reader Brenda.

"It would be nice to see Walgreens or a local grocery market go in there but I fear it will lie vacant for years. I hope I am wrong," wrote Jeff.

"...a store of the size of rite aid with over $30k in rent would not survive in a local community setting," said reader Grocer, who said he was searching for a storefront for a produce shop.

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Grifhunter October 03, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Know what Syosset needs? A place to buy Pizza.
Jane October 03, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I like to see papa johns pizza here. Now we have to drive to hicksville to get pizza. Their pizza are wonderful!
Grifhunter October 03, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I was being sarcastic. If you can't find a pizza you like from one of Syosset/Woodbury's 18+ pizza shops, well, enjoy your drive.
Donna Ogilvie October 04, 2012 at 06:36 PM
how about a nail salon? :)
Gabe October 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM


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