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By Meredith Cohn | April 27, 2012
Sneezing? Think you may be allergic to something? Some Rite Aid stores are planning to hold free allergy screening for the most common allergens on Saturday at selected stores from noon to 4 p.m. Spring is traditionally a busy allergy season so nurses will be on hand to administer Fluorescent Allergosorbent, or FAST, tests. Included allergens are eggs, mold, cats, wheat, mountain cedar, dust mites, milk, ragweed and grass. Stores offering the screenings include: +6838 Loch Raven Boulevard in Baltimore, 410-825-8900 +711 West 40th Street in Baltimore, 410-467-3343 +4380 Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore, 410-664-8644 +2043 Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore 410-523-6315 +250 West Chase Street in Baltimore, 410-752-4473 +2801 Foster Avenue in Baltimore, 410-732-0523 +5624 Baltimore National Pike in Baltimore 410-a719-7608 +29-31 Shipping Place in Baltimore 410-282-0020 +110 Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater, 410-956-9411 +2633 Brandermill Blvd.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
A Virginia-based real estate company may locate a new fitness center on an unused portion of Baltimore's 10.9-acre Alameda Marketplace, which it acquired last week. Atlantic Realty Companies, which bought the shopping center for $11.3 million, plans to seek ideas from community groups in the next two months as it develops a plan for a roughly 3-acre open space, said President David Ross. "We're looking for the right uses for the center," he said, adding that fitness centers have been interested in the location.
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NEWS
July 1, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Charring Cross Road and Cromary Road, between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., June 29. Four people surrounded man, forced him to the ground and stole his cell phone. Baltimore National Pike, 5600 block, 1:30 a.m. June 29. Property stolen from shed belonging to Rite Aid. Mount Ridge Road, 6300 block, between 5:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., June 24. Three bicycles stolen from garage.
NEWS
February 8, 2014
I have a CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens all within walking distance. Each one is great, have fine products, excellent service and fabulous bargains at times. Whether CVS sells or doesn't sell cigarettes won't change my shopping habits ( "CVS goes smoke free," Feb. 6). Although I don't (and never did) smoke, I'm not about to fall for the altruistic slush of CVS or how that hundred-billion-dollar corporation wants to "send a message. " Operating a drugstore today is an aggressive business.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Rite Aid agreed Thursday to allow construction of a ShopRite supermarket in West Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood to move forward. The move appears to eliminate the final impediment to the long-awaited grocery store. A groundbreaking has been scheduled for May 7 and construction should be complete within 10 months, said Howard S. Klein, general counsel of Klein's ShopRite of Maryland. "We have been working on this project since I was a member of the City Council representing this district," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder | January 15, 1991
An Ohio pharmacist who accused Rite Aid Corp. of bribery has recanted his allegations in a letter of apology to company president Martin L. Grass as part of a settlement of a defamation lawsuit the drugstore chain filed against the pharmacist.The settlement is the latest chapter in a long-running legal battle between Rite Aid, the nation's largest drugstore chain, based in Shiremanstown, Pa., and the board that regulates pharmacies in Ohio.In his letter to Grass, released by Rite Aid, druggist Melvin T. Wilczynski expressed regret for having cooperated with agents of the pharmacy board and state and federal prosecutors.
BUSINESS
By Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1995
Rite Aid Corp. yesterday continued the wheeling and dealing it began six months ago, announcing the sale of most of its Florida stores to Eckerd Corp. for $75 million in cash.With the sale of 109 stores, Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid will also close its distribution center in Melbourne, Fla., but will continue operating 24 stores in northern Florida.The deal is expected to be a financial wash for Rite Aid, the largest national drug retailer with more than 2,800 discount stores in 23 states and Washington, D.C. Cash from the sale will be offset by the cost of closing the distribution center and maintaining the leases on Florida properties not being acquired by Eckerd.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 28, 2001
CAMP HILL, Pa. - Rite Aid Corp., the No. 3 U.S. drugstore chain, started a national advertising campaign that highlights its pharmacists' commitment to customer service. The campaign features print ads, in-store signs and commercials on television networks including CNN, TNT, Lifetime and A&E. The spots depict pharmacists caring for patients in real-life incidents, such as a Rite Aid pharmacist giving a surprised customer a get-well card along with her medicine. The tagline for the ads is "With us, it's personal," the company said.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | April 22, 1994
Alex Grass, who built Rite Aid Corp. from a small soap and medicine wholesaler into the country's biggest drugstore chain, will step aside from day-to-day operations next year but continue as chairman, the company said yesterday.Mr. Grass will resign as chief executive officer in March 1995, assuming "a less intense schedule," Rite Aid said. The CEO job will pass to his son, Martin, who lives in Baltimore County and has been groomed for years to succeed his father.The announcement wasn't a surprise.
NEWS
January 25, 1995
It takes quite a leap of fancy to envision vacant Howard Street shops as galleries and performance spaces, with loft apartments on upper levels: A Baltimore version of New York's SoHo art district.That's one of the ideas for revitalizing the city's one-time retail hub, which went downhill rapidly in the 1970s after all the department stores abandoned the area.Rite Aid Corp.'s acquisition of the former Hecht Co. department store building at Howard and Lexington streets has suddenly made this vision an intriguing one. Rite Aid, the nation's largest retail drug chain, plans to use the street level for a large store.
NEWS
July 1, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Charring Cross Road and Cromary Road, between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., June 29. Four people surrounded man, forced him to the ground and stole his cell phone. Baltimore National Pike, 5600 block, 1:30 a.m. June 29. Property stolen from shed belonging to Rite Aid. Mount Ridge Road, 6300 block, between 5:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., June 24. Three bicycles stolen from garage.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 6, 2013
Klein's Family Markets will start construction Tuesday on a long-awaited supermarket in Howard Park in northwest Baltimore. A 10 a.m. groundbreaking will mark the start of work on a full-service, 68,000-square-foot ShopRite of Howard Park at 4601 Liberty Heights Avenue. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city officials are expected to attend. The neighborhood has been without a grocery store since 1999 when Super Pride closed. The Sun's Steve Kilar reported last month that Rite Aid of Maryland Inc., which held a legal restriction on part of the six-acre development site, had agreed to allow construction to move forward.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
Rite Aid agreed Thursday to allow construction of a ShopRite supermarket in West Baltimore's Howard Park neighborhood to move forward. The move appears to eliminate the final impediment to the long-awaited grocery store. A groundbreaking has been scheduled for May 7 and construction should be complete within 10 months, said Howard S. Klein, general counsel of Klein's ShopRite of Maryland. "We have been working on this project since I was a member of the City Council representing this district," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | April 27, 2012
Sneezing? Think you may be allergic to something? Some Rite Aid stores are planning to hold free allergy screening for the most common allergens on Saturday at selected stores from noon to 4 p.m. Spring is traditionally a busy allergy season so nurses will be on hand to administer Fluorescent Allergosorbent, or FAST, tests. Included allergens are eggs, mold, cats, wheat, mountain cedar, dust mites, milk, ragweed and grass. Stores offering the screenings include: +6838 Loch Raven Boulevard in Baltimore, 410-825-8900 +711 West 40th Street in Baltimore, 410-467-3343 +4380 Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore, 410-664-8644 +2043 Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore 410-523-6315 +250 West Chase Street in Baltimore, 410-752-4473 +2801 Foster Avenue in Baltimore, 410-732-0523 +5624 Baltimore National Pike in Baltimore 410-a719-7608 +29-31 Shipping Place in Baltimore 410-282-0020 +110 Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater, 410-956-9411 +2633 Brandermill Blvd.
BUSINESS
Liz F. Kay | October 25, 2011
A little more than nine years ago, I moved to Mount Vernon. It was great, although at first I'd occasionally want to go to Rite Aid --- the one in the island near State Center complex, at the north end of Martin Luther King Blvd. --- and drive around and around in circles and never find it. Other times, I would try to go home, take a wrong turn and find myself at the Rite Aid, which I knew was not going to help me navigate to my apartment. I nicknamed it the Bermuda Triangle.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2011
It was just a matter of time before businesses began to push back against some of the worst behaviors of extreme couponers. Some retailers and manufacturers have revised their policies lately, restricting the number of coupons consumers can use to prevent them from stripping shelves bare or from paying little or nothing for baskets of groceries. Rite Aid, for example, changed its policy in May so savvy shoppers can no longer double up on buy-one-get-one-free coupons and not pay anything.
NEWS
January 25, 1995
Martin L. Grass, the 41-year-old president and chief operating officer of Rite Aid, may work in Camp Hill, Pa., but he lives in the Timonium area.This enables him to serve on the boards of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Johns Hopkins Health System and the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. It also allows him to look at sites in this city and think how they fit into the expansion strategy of the nation's leading retail drug business.In recent months, Rite Aid has decided to go to some unconventional places.
NEWS
August 29, 1995
A Rite Aid in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road was robbed of $500 worth of over-the-counter medicine Thursday.A man was seen running from the store with a handcart filled with assorted medicine about 12:25 p.m.The manager told police that he could not assess how much and what was taken but that a section of headache medicine was empty.POLICE LOG* Downs Park: A park ranger found the remnants of four Molotov cocktails in the Brightwater parking lot of the county park at 9:33 a.m. Thursday.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2011
Tiffany Burgess, 15, is just finishing her freshman year at Aberdeen High School, but she has already set her sights on an advanced degree. When a Harford County company offered a free business literacy course, she jumped at the chance. "I already know that I am a people person," the aspiring law student said. "I like helping people solve problems. The course helped me with communication skills. " Burgess and 11 other teen members of the Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club said they feel more prepared for the workforce after completing Career Launch, 14 weekly sessions at Rite-Aid's Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center in Aberdeen.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
A 45-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and killed Thursday afternoon after getting into an argument at a busy bus stop at North and Greenmount avenues. The victim, who has not been identified, was waiting for the bus before 1 p.m. when he got into an argument with a young woman, said Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The argument escalated, and a male companion of the woman began fighting with the victim, he said. He was stabbed in the neck and ended up across the street at a Rite Aid drugstore.
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