Rite Aid, located at 836 Orange Avenue, will be expanding to 844 Orange Avenue which was the former location of Cora Mart. The empty building sits between Rite Aid and Vons.
Multiple sources, including a Coronado Rite Aid employee, have shared that Rite Aid will take over the space and combine the adjacent buildings. eCoronado.com has contacted Rite Aid corporate to get more details and will provide them when they become available.
This blogger shares memories of Cora Mart in this post:
Cora Mart was a small to medium-sized general store on Orange Avenue, the “Main Street” of the island. The owners stocked dress patterns, dishes, greeting cards, small appliances, house paints and stains, fasteners, curtains, yarns, fabric and notions, tools, floating things for the beach, cheap lotions and cosmetics, bricks of cocoa butter, plastic bowl covers, cheap costume jewelry, art supplies, glassware, lampshades, shoes, shower curtains, candles, and everything else you might need but didn’t want to go off of the island to buy. (read more)
Have any Cora Mart memories? Comments about Rite Aid expanding? Let us know below.
Images below show the front of thee vacant 844 Orange Avenue building as well as an aerial satellite map of the location:
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