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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore

 
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Lackawanna County (within shouting distance of this marker); Piazza dell' Arte (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Memorial (about 300 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away); Mellon Bank Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .

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

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.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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