Rite Aid on State Street Closes

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Rite Aid on State Street Closes
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By Greg

After about 50 years of there being a pharmacy/store at this location, it is now closed.   


Lots of memories here - back in the day with their 5 cents ice cream cones.


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Harbor_Seal Mar 09, 2022 09:01 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

I bet if the City Counsel could convince our houseless neighbors to congratulate, perch & steal from the Chick-fil-a, that drive though problem would solve itself.

yacht rocked Mar 09, 2022 09:50 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

Can't blame them. Customers stepping over urine-soaked sidewalk loungers is a real turn-off.

sbsunshine Mar 09, 2022 05:17 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

The amount of urine and feces all over the area is astounding especially for a tourist destination. You can’t go to Marshalls without navigating vomit, poop, urine smells and drugs as you walk down the parking garage stairs. The truth is we as a community are allowing the homeless to shit all over us because a few codependent leaders have given their rights more weight than those that know how to be good citizens and know how to use the restroom. We have sick dysfunction homeless programs that everyone is afraid to speak up about for fear of being politically incorrect. In the meantime the city slides more into the toilet.

a-1646848259 Mar 09, 2022 09:50 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

This rite aid has given me slowly-dying vibes for decades, it was a pretty yucky place. Sorry for the employees, hopefully it was not a surprise for them.

Basicinfo805 Mar 09, 2022 01:10 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

Yeah that’s really a function of the nasty environment that location has been allowed to become. Too bad. It was marginal all the way back in the 70’s and 80’s even, but not this bad. Now…stay away.

CoastWatch Mar 09, 2022 01:26 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

another business leaving that once thrived on State... Go scratch your head and figure it out...

fitz Mar 09, 2022 04:41 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

We would close our eyes and just go in there for affordable ice cream cones. What a loss. What history! Can't this be declared a historic landmark!!!!

FondofSB Mar 09, 2022 05:12 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

For years now the city "government" has been h*ll bent on killing as much business as possible.

NotReallyDave Mar 09, 2022 07:23 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

We need more cars on State Street. We already have the traffic signals. And the fire department needs the access. Open it up again. Damn it.

Voice of Reason Mar 10, 2022 09:21 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

What would cars on State Street add? I fail to see how it would have helped drive Rite Aid's sales or other businesses for that matter. The fire department already has access, now improved access with all the parklets begin cut back this week to comply with the revised fire department width requirements.

sacjon Mar 10, 2022 10:03 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

VOICE - wait a second. Hold the horses. Stop the press. Call the Governor! We agree on something! We have never needed cars on State.

doulie Mar 10, 2022 09:56 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

92806 - I believe the name of the store back in the late 50's & 60's was Thrifty's, not certain.

conniemara Mar 10, 2022 09:05 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

no surprise.....pretty dead store....sorry for the people that may have lost their jobs...State St is not State anymore.....sad

Luvaduck Mar 10, 2022 10:05 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

In that location, the pilferage and necessity for daily clean-ups made closing only a question of when. Probablly had something to do with the term of the lease. As far as being run-down, doing anything more than maintenance would have been chucking money down a rat hole.

Transparent Mar 10, 2022 10:31 AM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

I'm not sure what (if any) sit-lie laws we have in place, but I would love to be informed about that.

In any case, we need to have and strictly enforce laws to clean up the grossness. If not everywhere, we need clean, safe, and kid-friendly atmosphere on State St, our parks, beaches, parking lots/garages, and other main economic corridors. As it stands, State St literally smells like urine in places. I still go and enjoy it, but a lot of my friends (especially women) don't.

Not a good look for a town that's funding our services based on a tourist economy. It's a fragile situation that can get worse fast if/when places close. (Imagine if Marshall's goes, for example.). We need to get to work.

Gimli Mar 10, 2022 12:34 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

In 1959 when I was 3 years old, my mom and I use to go there a lot when we would come to downtown. My mom at times would do a little shopping there when it was Thrifty's Drug Store. I do remember part of an aisle that had a lot of fishing equipment, from river & stream fishing to deep sea fishing and an aisle of kids toys. But the fondest memory for me was when my mom would buy Thrifty's single ice cream cone for only .10 cents for us both. Also there was a guy in front that was playing the organ grinder and he had a monkey with a cup so people walking by would put some money in the monkey's cup. Tis a shame after all these years under two different pharmacys it is now closed. Which would be the next storefront to close downtown on State Street? Any bets?

a-1647407816 Mar 15, 2022 10:16 PM
Rite Aid on State Street Closes

Given that no one follows up on old threads, I'll still ask:

Fitz, what about this store or building makes it worthy of historic landmark status?!

Rite-Aid PR person: "Like all retail businesses, we regularly review each of our locations to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers, communities and overall business," said Terri Hickey, director of public relations for Rite Aid."
Yadda yadda yadda.
"Hickey said that Rite Aid announced it was closing 63 of its stores, or 2% of its locations, in the third quarter of 2021."

So SB fell into that corporate decision. So what? What will we do as a city about it for our business district?

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