Washougal’s Rite Aid store has closed in an apparent cost-cutting move by its parent company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.
Rite Aid Corp. announced its intentions to shutter more than 100 stores across the United States in October and several dozen more, including its Washougal location, in November.
A sign posted to the store’s entrance last month informed customers that the store was set to close Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Rite Aid Corp. has operated the Washougal store since 2007, when it agreed to a 12-store swap with Longs Drugs.
Rite Aid spokesperson Catherine Carter said the company “carefully considers various factors, including business strategy, lease and rent considerations, local business conditions and viability and store performance, in its decision-making.”