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Opening increases Bartell’s store count to 65

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SEATTLE — Family-owned Bartell Drug Co. unveiled its newest location in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) this month, showcasing new features for convenience and quality products.

Located at the intersection of Fourth and Jackson Streets near one of the region’s major public transportation hubs, the 11,656-square-foot store is the chain’s 65th location and is being considered a signature store in the chain’s expansion into additional urban neighborhoods.

“Bartell Drugs is thrilled to be part of this dynamic neighborhood,” says Bartell president and chief executive officer Brian Unmacht. “Our lineup of great products, convenience and superior red vest service will be a boon to commuters and area residents alike.”

The store’s full-service pharmacy offers a spacious waiting area and a wide range of health care 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; Caffé Vita espresso and coffee; and a ­grab-and-go food section with a selection of freshly made sandwiches and pastries.

Goodman Real Estate was the project developer, and the contractor was Venture General Contracting. Jan Caraang will be the store’s manager, and Hoa Tran is the pharmacy manager.

Bartell Drugs is the oldest family-run drug store chain in the U.S. and was started by pharmacist George H. Bartell in 1890. Since its origin in Seattle’s Central District, the chain has grown into a regional mainstay throughout the Puget Sound area. Its 66th location will open in Ballard in October.


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