The new Rite Aid drugstore at the corner of Washington Avenue and Meeker Street in Kent is slated to open by the end of August.

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  • Friday, July 11, 2008 12:44am
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Rite Aid to open

late August

The new Rite Aid drugstore at the corner of Washington Avenue and Meeker Street in Kent is slated to open by the end of August.

Store officials are expected to start training staff and estimate an opening in six to eight weeks, said Kurt Hanson, Kent’s economic-development manager, at a July 1 City Council meeting.

Store construction was finished more than a year ago. A driveway-access conflict between the owners of Rite Aid and city officials had delayed the opening. That issue has since been resolved.

Rite Aid has three other stores in Kent — two on the East Hill and one on the West Hill.

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