Gray Drug

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Gray Drug was a drugstore chain in Cleveland, Ohio. The chain began in 1912[1] and grew to 46 stores by 1946 and over 100 by the 1970s.[2][3] Besides Ohio, stores later opened in Florida and Maryland.[4] The chain later acquired Drug Fair in 1981, shortly before Sherwin Williams bought the chain. Gray Drug acquired several Cunningham Drug stores in 1982.[1]

The company entered the discount department store business by acquiring the Cincinnati-based Rink's Department Store chain in 1964[5][6] and the Cleveland-based Bargain City chain in 1967.[7] and merged Bargain City into Rink's. Sold the combined Rink's chain to Cook United in 1981.

Gray Drug was sold to Rite Aid in 1987.[8]

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