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Weigh In on Rite Aid Replacement

What could successfully replace the soon-to-be closed Syosset pharmacy?

News broke last week that the was closing its doors. A spokesperson confirmed that the

The final closing date will depend upon how long the current liquidation sale lasts.

disappointed residents.

"So depressing when another local 'go to' business closes," wrote Patch reader .

Some felt another pharmacy would be most fitting, but worried it would meet the same fate.

"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 .

What type of business could survive on the Rite Aid property? Is another pharmacy the answer or should the store become a grocery store like it was years ago? What kind of store would not work in that position?

Give us your ideas in the comment section below!

ed August 17, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Rumor in town - Walgreens will be taking over the entire corner where Starbucks is located on Jericho. Do not expect any replacement soon for the Rite Aid location due to excessive rent.
Cathy English August 17, 2012 at 03:29 PM
That's easy,give us back a book store. Borders is really missed!
Heather Doyle August 17, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Great feedback everyone. Keep the suggestions coming. We're still fishing around to see who might replace Rite Aid, but it's still early in the process.
rena damon August 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I heard Modells is replacing the Rite Aid in the ShopRite shopping center.
JP August 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM
@Rena - a coming soon sign for Modells is already up at the Plainview SC.

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