Here are the 15 Rite Aid stores closing in the Philadelphia region following bankruptcy filing

Over the past six years, Rite Aid has tallied nearly $3 billion in losses.

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15 Rite Aid stores are closing in the Philadelphia region following the bankruptcy filing. (6abc)

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

Rite Aid, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, is now preparing to shed almost 100 stores nationwide as part of its restructuring efforts.

The first tranche of stores to be sold – both leased and owned – is located in twelve states, according to A&G Real Estate Partners, which is advising the drug store chain on its real estate portfolio. The states include California (17 stores), Maryland (4), Michigan (16), New Jersey (8), New York (17), Ohio (4), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (17), New Hamphire (2) and Washington (10), Alabama (1), Idaho (1).

The writing has been on the wall for some time for Rite Aid, the third-biggest standalone pharmacy chain in the US, as the entire drug store retail sector struggles to compete with Amazon and big-box chains like Walmart, Target, and Costco moving deeper into the space and offering more customer-friendly alternatives to the nationwide pharmacy chains.

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Compounding its problems were legal troubles stemming from accusations of filing unlawful opioid prescriptions for customers.

Rite Aid is in much worse financial shape than its competitors. Over the past six years, Rite Aid has tallied nearly $3 billion in losses.

While it has secured $3.5 billion in financing and debt reduction agreements from lenders to keep the company afloat through its bankruptcy, Rite Aid said it would accelerate store closures and sell off some of its businesses, including prescription benefit provider Elixir Solutions. Bankruptcy could also help resolve the company’s legal disputes at a vastly reduced cost.

As it reevaluates its portfolio of stores, these are the Rite Aid locations that are currently up for sale in the Delaware Valley:

– 37 Juliustown Road in Browns Mills, New Jersey

– 1426 Mount Ephraim Ave. in Camden, New Jersey

– 1636 Route 38, Suite 49 in Lumberton, New Jersey

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– 210 Bridgeton Pike in Mantua, New Jersey

– 108 Swedesboro Road in Mullica Hill, New Jersey

– Route 33 and Robbinsville- Edinburg Road in Robbinsville, New Jersey

– 1434 South Black Horse Pike in Williamstown, New Jersey

– 2722 West 9th St. in Chester, Pennsylvania

– 350 Main St. in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

– 5612 North 5th St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– 2401 East Venango St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– 3000-02 Reed St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– 7941 Oxford Ave. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– 136 North 63rd St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– 10 South Center St. in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

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