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Rite Aid pharmacy planned downtown

February 06, 1998|By JULIE E. GREENE

Rite Aid pharmacy planned downtown

Rite Aid plans to build a pharmacy on North Cannon Avenue between East Franklin and East Washington streets, according to Hagerstown planning officials.

The store would be on the east side of Cannon Avenue at the site where Twigg Cycles Inc. and two residential duplexes are now, said Deborah Everhart, the city's economic development coordinator.

"We don't have any definite information at this time," said Rite Aid spokeswoman Jody Cook. Company officials don't discuss future store plans while going through the permit process, she said.

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Rite Aid hadn't filed for a building permit as of Wednesday, according to the city's engineering department.

A site plan for the store is expected to be filed with the Planning Department by the end of March, said Matt Davis, a city planner.

Rite Aid, based in Camp Hill, Pa., has one store in Hagerstown, at 825 W. Hillcrest Road.

Twigg Cycles and Honda of Hagerstown will relocate under one roof at Hagerstown Commons this June, owner Mike Twigg has said.

Twigg said he has a contract to sell the property but doesn't expect settlement to occur until May.

The owner of the duplex next to Twigg Cycles at 40-42 N. Cannon Ave. has a contract to sell the property to Rite Aid's development firm, HPT & Associates in Gibsonia, Pa., said Jim English with ACO Realty.

Settlement is expected in June on the duplex, which is owned by William Leatherman, English said.

Daniel Drury, who owns the duplex at 44-46 N. Cannon Ave., said he also has a contract with HPT. That contract is for Drury to hold onto the land for six months and not sell it to anyone else while the firm goes through the permitting process, Drury said.

The HPT representative for Rite Aid had no comment on Wednesday.

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