It’s True: Flint and Genesee County Will Lose 2 More Rite Aid Locations
We first reported five Genesee County, MI Rite Aid stores would be closing, back in September, as the company prepared for bankruptcy.
Now, more stores have been added to the closure list around the Greater Flint Area.
Rite Aid wasn't always in Michigan.
Rite Aid started in 1962 but didn't have any stores in Michigan until they purchased Perry Drug Stores in 1995.
Remember Perry Drugs "We're there when you need us" and "Red Coat Pharmacists?"
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The company has been losing billions for a few years. Yes, billions with a "b" according to WDIV-TV.
They've also been mired in opioid lawsuits and settlements - allegedly filling prescriptions and ignoring red flags.
All of that, plus inflation and an increase in retail theft... it's no wonder Chapter 11 is on the table.
Rite Aid stores closing in Flint and Genesee County, MI.
Two more stores have been added to the closure list according to ABC-12:
- 2838 Court Street in Flint (near Dort Highway)
- 1124 N Ballenger Highway in Flint
The previously announced stores already closed in the area include:
- Bristol Road and Saginaw Street in Burton
- Atherton Road and Fenton Road in Flint
- Davison Road and Center Road in Burton
- Hill Road and Dort Hwy (2021)
The company says employees will be offered jobs at nearby locations. No official date for new store closures has been released at this time.