The Bartell family won the Seattle Business Magazine “2016 Washington Family Business Award for Legacy”

SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bartell family, owners of the Washington chain of Bartell Drugs stores, won the Seattle Business Magazine “2016 Washington Family Business Award for Legacy” presented at a special event held Wednesday night at the Westin Hotel.

With its exceptional Northwest history and reputation, the Bartell family was in the running with a number of multi-generational, distinguished family business enterprises nominated from all over the state. The Bartells were eventually chosen due to their long tenure, sustained business acumen and stature, and outstanding duty to service and community.

Eleven other family enterprises (averaging over 77 years of continuous family ownership each) from across the state were also in contention for the award.

Bartell Drugs has been continuously owned by the Bartell family since its origin in Seattle’s Central District. Pioneer George H. Bartell, Sr., opened his first drugstore in 1890, nine years before Washington became a state. Since then, the family has grown it into the oldest and largest family-owned drugstore in the United States, currently with 65 locations in western Washington.

The chain continues to grow with two additional stores set to open in 2017 in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood and one on the Eastside’s Snoqualmie Ridge, always focusing on convenience, service and local flavor.

The third and fourth generations of the Bartell family was on-hand for the presentation event, including George D. Bartell, chairman of the Bartell Drugs’ Board; Jean Bartell Barber, sister of George and vice chair of the Board; and Evelyn Merrill, senior manager, digital, for the company.

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 can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. 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 (office)
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Bartell Drugs opens its newest location in Ballard on November 19

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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.

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.

Contact:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
4025 Delridge Way SW, Suite 400; Seattle, WA  98106
Office: 206.933.9416
Cell: 206.276.5200
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Bartell Drugs to open its newest location in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on September 17

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Showcasing new features for convenience and quality products, family-owned Bartell Drugs unveils its newest location in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) on September 17.

The 11,656-square-foot store is the 65th location in the 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 4th and Jackson streets, the store is near one of the region’s major public transportation hubs, sited across from King Street station which houses Amtrak and the Sounder commuter train. Additionally, it is near the thriving cultural and business centers of Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District.

“Bartell Drugs is thrilled to be part of this dynamic neighborhood,” says Bartell President and CEO Brian Unmacht. “Our line-up of great products, convenience and superior red vest service will be a boon to both commuters and area residents alike.”

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; Caffé Vita espresso and coffee; and a tasty grab-and-go food section with a selection of freshly made sandwiches and pastries.

Grand opening festivities take place Saturday, September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. There will be exclusive giveaways including exciting gift baskets and Travel Clinic kits, special offers at our ice cream fountain and growler fill bar, and great deals throughout the store. Plus, the first 200 people through the door will receive a limited-edition Bartell Tumbler with a Bartell Drug’s gift card inside, ranging from $5 to $500. A traditional Chinese lion dance will also occur as a welcome into the neighborhood.

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 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. Its 66th location will open in Ballard in October 2016.

Store hours are 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pharmacy hours are 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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:
Senior Communications Manager
Ric Brewer
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com
(206) 933-9416

Source: Bartell Drugs