Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Julie Gallagher Photo Story

Baltimore Rite-Aid Celebrates Re-Opening
By Julie Gallagher

West Baltimore's Rite-Aid celebrated it's grand re-opening on Tuesday, Oct. 20 with government officials, community members, and store employees. The store was destroyed during the civil unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death in April, and took months to rebuild.

Members of the press set up before the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Rite-Aid in West Baltimore. 

Rite Aid's director of communications, Susan Henderson (right), gets ready to address the crowd with help from her assistant. 

Members of the press get ready to record Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore), and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson speak at the ceremony. 
Community members gather around the store to see the new renovations.

Susan Henderson welcomes Baltimore's representatives and the community to the ceremony. 

Rep. Elijah Cummings thanks Rite-Aid for its commitment to the Baltimore community, and hopes that its re-opening will inspire other damaged businesses to reopen in Baltimore. 

The Rite-Aid Foundation granted the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School $10,000 for physical fitness equipment. Principal Betty Adams (left) thanks Rite-Aid for their generosity, as Susan Henderson (far right) admires the thank-you card from Adams' students.

 Sen. Pugh (left), Rep. Cummings, Rite Aid's general manager, Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Rite Aid's pharmacy manager, and Rite Aid vice president Bryan Everrett cut the ribbon to officially declare the store re-opened.

The ribbon is cut--the Rite Aid of Baltimore is now officially re-opened!

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