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Rite Aid Store at Bradlee Shopping Center Undergoing Renovation

Store will remain open during renovations; it is being updated and is expanding next door into the storefront vacated by the Capital Bagel Bakery and will become a Rite Aid 'Wellness Store.'

The Rite Aid at Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria is undergoing renovation. Employees at the store said it will remain open during renovations and expect it to be completed by June 1. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
The Rite Aid at Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria is undergoing renovation. Employees at the store said it will remain open during renovations and expect it to be completed by June 1. Photo by Mary Ann Barton
If you've visited Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria lately, you may have noticed some large green industrial bins parked in the middle of the parking lot near McDonald's.

Those are being used by construction workers for the renovation of the Rite Aid store, according to store employees. The store is undergoing a renovation into becoming one of the chain's "Wellness Stores." The store will remain open, with renovations taking place when the store is closed, according to employees. 

The store will become larger — it is expanding into a spot next door, left vacant when the Capital Bagel Bakery recently left the shopping center, after some controversy.

The expanded and renovated store will become a Rite Aid Wellness Store, containing "an expanded offering of clinical pharmacy services and health and wellness products," according to a description of the Wellness Store concept on the Rite Aid Web site.

Once renovations are complete at the Bradlee location, likely by June 1, customers will see lower shelves and wider aisles to help better navigate. Customers will also find:
  • Medication therapy management
  • Consultation rooms for private discussions with a Rite Aid pharmacist
  • Organic and gluten-free foods and beverages
  • All-natural personal care and home care products
  • GNC nutritional supplements
  • Fitness and workout equipment for purchase
  • Expanded wellness magazine and book sections

The shopping center has been undergoing a lot of changes lately with the addition of The Fresh Market, Massage Heights and Zoe's Kitchen. They replaced Giant, Bradlee Florist and Chicken Out. In addition to Capital Bagel Bakery, Cafe Shiraz also recently vacated the center.


RJ March 24, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Vacated? Kinda like how Germany invaded a vacated Poland.
Mary Ann Barton March 24, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Right. Anyone can click on the link if they aren't familiar with the bagel shop saga.

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