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First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore

 
 
First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
1. First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore Marker
Inscription.  

This plaque commemorates the opening of the first Rite Aid Corporation drugstore on September 12, 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Alexander Grass, founder of the Company which now has grown to over 1,300 drugstores, is a native of Scranton.

[Dedicated] November 20, 1985
 
Erected 1985.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1962.
 
Location. 41° 24.488′ N, 75° 39.82′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); Route of the First Successful Electric Streetcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor

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(within shouting distance of this marker); Lackawanna County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Route of the First Successful Electric Streetcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Langan Munley (within shouting distance of this marker); Piazza dell' Arte (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rite Aid: Our History. (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Walgreen's to Buy Rite Aid for $9.4 Billion (New York Times, 2015). (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Walgreens-Rite Aid deal may finally be a go (New York Times, 2017). (Submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2017
2. First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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