Three join board as Bartell Drugs grows

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SEATTLE — Two new Bartell Drugs locations were set to open this summer, as the family-owned company continues to expand its retail pharmacy chain in growing neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region.

In addition, the company last month elected three new board members: Kathy Gersch, executive vice president at management consultant Kotter International Inc.; Kristi Marchbanks, a corporate strategy executive; and Mark Schwartz, an entrepreneur and private equity ­investor.

“We are delighted to add these three very talented outside directors to our board,” Jean Bartell Barber, vice chairman and treasurer of Bartells, said in a statement. “I anticipate that they will provide significant strategic guidance to our company.”

The new stores, Bartell’s 66th and 67th, were set to open July 29 in the city’s Green Lake neighborhood and on August 5 at Snoqualmie Ridge, a “master planned” community near downtown Snoqualmie, 30 miles east of Seattle.

The 13,462-square-foot store at Green Lake Village has a full-service pharmacy, a growler fill-up area, a digital photo processing center and an ice cream fountain. Shoppers will find a selection of local food and beverages, including microbrews and Washington wines, ­Oberto jerky, Joe Chocolates, and Moon Valley Organics honey.

Likewise, the new store at Snoqualmie Ridge continues Bartell’s commitment to offering locally made products.



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