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Bartell Drugs launches 65th location at Ballard Commons Grand opening celebration occurs Saturday, November 19

Nov. 8th, 2016, 11:30 pm - Dec. 31st, 2016, 12:30 am

SEATTLE– Showcasing new features for convenience and quality products, family-owned Bartell Drugs unveiled its newest location in Ballard on November 3.

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The more than 14,200-square-foot store is the 65th location in the 125-year-old chain’s regional network and is being considered a signature store in the chain’s expansion into additional urban neighborhoods.

Located at the intersection of 22nd Avenue Northwest and Northwest 56th— just across from the Ballard Public Library—Bartells has been part of the Ballard neighborhood since around 1911.

“Bartell Drugs is proud of its long history in Ballard,” says Bartell President and CEO Brian Unmacht. “We’re excited to build on this tradition with our new store and to continue offering the convenience, service and outstanding lines of quality products—including our focus on local items—that has made Bartells a trusted retailer throughout the Northwest.”

This is our second store in this burgeoning area, along with our store at 15th and Market streets. Bartells is focusing on increasing its urban locations to better serve our guests in some of the denser neighborhoods in Seattle and on the Eastside.

The store’s full-service pharmacy offers a spacious waiting area and a wide range of healthcare options focused on convenience. Other store features include an expanded cosmetics section showcasing seasonal and on-trend colors, shades and products; a thirst-quenching growler fill spot called “Northwest on Tap” offering locally-crafted microbrews; and our tasty Fresh Food Fast Marketplace food section with a selection of fresh, locally made sandwiches.
 
Grand opening festivities take place Saturday, November 19 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. There will be exclusive giveaways including exciting gift baskets, special offers at our growler fill bar, and other great deals throughout the store. Plus, the first 200 people through the door will receive a limited-edition Bartell Tumbler with a Bartell Drugs’ gift card inside, ranging from $5 to $500.

 

Store hours are 7:00 a.m.-midnight, seven days a week. Pharmacy hours are 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturdays 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Bartell Drugs is the oldest family-run drugstore chain in the U.S. and was started by pioneer pharmacist George H. Bartell in 1890. Since its origin in Seattle’s Central District, the chain has grown into regional mainstay through the Puget Sound area. Two new stores are slated to open in 2017 in the Greenlake neighborhood and another at Snoqualmie Ridge.

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About Bartell Drugs: Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.


Media Contact:
 Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

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