Adams Corner drug store to close its doors

The Rite Aid drug store at 540 Gallivan Blvd. will be closing in March, according to sources familiar with the chain’s plans. The 18,000 square foot store is housed in a three-story building that is also home to Supreme Liquors, College Hype and other small businesses.

The building’s owner, Thomas Cifrino, says that the 20 year-lease agreement with the drug store chain ends in May. Cifrino said that he offered the Rite Aid store a lease extension, without a raise in rent, last year, but never heard back from the chain.

There has been a drug store at the location for 20 years. It was a Brooks Pharmacy and then Osco’s before Rite-Aid took control of the space. The building originally housed a Supreme supermarket when it was built in the 1950s.