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Heartbreak in Holt: Neighbors feeling waves of emotion with possible Rite Aid closure

One neighbor has been a loyal customer of Rite Aid in Holt and now he finds himself switching his prescriptions over to CVS.
Posted at 6:31 PM, Jun 25, 2024
  • We've learned from store employees that Rite Aids across our neighborhoods could be closing down in the near future.
  • In Holt, neighbors are feeling sad and frustrated at the need to change pharmacies.
  • Watch the video above to see how one loyal Rite Aid customer is feeling about the potential Rite Aid closures.

(The following is a transcription of the full broadcast story)

"Yeah, I don't know what we're going to do," said Annette Mickelson.

It's one of the busiest intersections in Holt. Rite Aid on one side, CVS on the other.

A little traffic jam in line for prescription pick up is where Annette Mickelson waits, the Rite Aid drive-through.

"I love Louis, he's the pharmacist," said Mickelson.

Out front, neighbor Tim Currin has shopped here since the drug store landed in Holt.

"The people that work there are just so friendly and nice, I never had a second

Now, it's looking like he has to.

Rite Aid hasn't publicly announced the closures, but employees confirmed it's coming, they're just not sure when.

Currin on the other hand, found it on Facebook.

"With this store closing, it's like losing a part of your family. That's the sad part," said Currin.

A possible change to this corner in Holt, amid uncertain times.

"I understand there's CVS, there's Meijers, I just like the service that we got here," said Mickelson.

"There's no place that's ever going to be the same as Rite Aid," said Currin.

I've contacted Rite Aid corporate for more information, but I haven't heard back yet. I'll keep you updated when I hear more. In Holt, I'm Sarah Poulos, Fox 47 News.

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