Rite Aid Celebrates Grand Re-opening of Baltimore Store Damaged in Protests
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city, state and community officials recently joined Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Store Operations Bryan Everett at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand re-opening of the Rite Aid store at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Baltimore, Md. The store had been operating out of a temporary trailer since May after sustaining significant damage during city protests earlier this year.
Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to President Obama Broderick Johnson, Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh, Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Dean Natalie Eddington also participated in the grand re-opening ceremony.
“Rite Aid is proud of its longstanding commitment to the Baltimore community, having had a presence in the city for nearly 40 years,” said Everett. “Re-opening and re-building at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was a priority for our company, as we know local community residents depend on Rite Aid for both their health and everyday needs. Thanks to the efforts of our many associates, our builders and city, state and federal officials over the past five months, we are here today. We look forward to welcoming back our customers and delivering on our mission of improving the health and wellness of Baltimore.”
In honor of the grand re-opening, The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School. The school—located less than a half mile from the store—serves nearly 500 students and will use the donation to help fund athletic equipment for physical education classes in support of furthering the physical fitness and wellbeing of its students.
Rite Aid currently employs approximately 800 associates in 30 stores in the city of Baltimore and 70 additional locations throughout the surrounding area.
The re-built store features the company’s highly popular Genuine Wellbeing store format, which was designed with Rite Aid’s commitment to providing services, products and resources to help its customers and their families live healthy lives in mind.