Health Aid, the small pharmacy on Seventh Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets, has closed. A large sign lets customers know that all prescriptions have been transferred to the big Rite Aid located a block up, on the corner of Fifth Street.
The no-frills pharmacy was located right near Methodist Hospital, which was lost likely good for business but no competition for the Rite Aid. Out of the handful of intependent pharmacies in the neighborhood this one certainly didn't stand out from the pack, even though the one Yelp review is glowing.
Still, it's never a good thing to see a small, independent business be completely swallowed by by a larger chain.