California Rite-Aid blasts Barry Manilow music to discourage loiterers

By Amy GanzRetailFOXBusiness

Rite-Aid hopes Barry Manilow writes the songs to make panhandlers go

FBN's Cheryl Casone on Rite-Aid stores in Southern California playing Barry Manilow's music in an effort to keep away panhandlers.

A Rite-Aid store in California has come up with a creative way to repel loiterers: Barry Manilow music playing full blast.

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The Oak Park neighborhood in San Diego has seen an uptick in crime and homeless people, according to The Wall Street Journal.

People sleeping in their cars and hanging around the parking lot have caused customers to complain to the management team.

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Some of the customers actually enjoyed hearing Manilow's classical music while shopping, but others would prefer something else. Rite-Aid is currently seeking some alternatives to Manilow to entertain those shoppers while trying to keep panhandlers away.

Would you shop at Rite-Aid every day with Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" playing in the background?

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