Rite Aid celebrated the reopening of its location on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Tuesday after the store suffered damage during April’s riots. A spokeswoman for the company declined to provide an exact amount of the cost to repair the store, but said it cost more than six figures.
The Rite Aid at 300 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. was one many pharmacies targeted by looters after riots broke out in late April following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in Baltimore police custody.
“Rite Aid is proud of its long-standing commitment to the Baltimore community, having had a presence in the city for nearly 40 years,” Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Operations Bryan Everett said in a news release. “Reopening and rebuilding at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was a priority for our company, as we know local community residents depend on Rite Aid for both their health and everyday needs.”
The company said it has 30 locations in Baltimore and 70 stores in metro area that employ more than 800 associates. Rite Aid also made a $10,000 donation to nearby Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School to celebrate the store’s re-opening.