Rep. Meeks assures Cambria Heights: Vacant Rite Aid will not become a shelter

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-5) addressed residents’ concerns during a Queens Community Board 13 virtual meeting on Thursday, Apr. 29. He assured the Cambria Heights community that the vacant Rite Aid at 222-14 Linden Blvd. would not be converted into a shelter.

This announcement comes after weeks of active social media campaigns and a petition by local residents, who were reacting to rumors that the former pharmacy might be turned into a transient shelter in their bustling neighborhood.