Walgreens Closing at Southside Marketplace in Locust Point

| November 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Walgreens at Southside Marketplace in Locust Point/Riverside will close on on November 15th. The 9,200 sq. ft. location was formerly a Rite Aid, but became a Walgreens in 2019 after Walgreens purchased 1,932 Rite Aid stores in previous years.

Karen May, senior manager of Walgreens health communications, told SouthBMore.com in an email:

As we move forward on our strategy to expand Walgreens role as a leader in the delivery of healthcare, we are focused on creating the right network of stores in the right locations to best meet the needs of the communities we serve. We have made the difficult decision to close this location. There are a number of factors that we take into consideration, including the dynamics of the local market and changing buying habits of our customers.

Walgreens posted the following message on it’s window:

Effective Tuesday, November 15, 2022, this location will close, and all prescription files will be securely transferred to:

Harris Teeter Pharmacy
1801 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 528-1244

Your prescriptions will be available at Harris Teeter Pharmacy beginning Over 16, 2022.

Walgreens had limited hours earlier this year due to staffing issues.

In 2013, Walgreens signed a long-term lease to open a location a couple blocks away on the first floor of Riverside Wharf at 1420 Key Hwy. in Riverside, but never opened the location amid Walgreens’ attempts to acquire Rite Aid. Walgreens continues to pay the lease on the space and has attempted to sublease it. Walgreens did not respond to a request for comment about this space.

A Five Below was announced for Southside Marketplace earlier this year, but a location has not yet been specified. According to Five Below’s website, a minimum of 8,000 sq. ft. is needed for a Five Below location. The Walgreens suite is the only space of that size available.

Regency Centers, the owner of the shopping center, has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Walgreens is also adjacent to a vacant 2,546 sq. ft. space that was previously Reflex Functional Fitness before it moved to Silo Point. The former 4,354 sq. ft. PetValu space is adjacent to the former Reflex space.

Also in the development, Giant will open this month at the former Shoppers suite, but it will not have a pharmacy. Quickway Japanese Hibachi is under construction and will replace the former Sleepy’s in a 2,400 sq. ft. space.

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