New North Bend Bartell Drugs Opens Friday, with Familiar Snoqualmie Pharmacist

Snoqualmie Valley residents will soon have one more shopping option; no longer making Issaquah the closest place to find a local drug store.

And if you’re a resident who misses the staff of the recently closed Village Pharmacy inside the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA, there’s good news!  The IGA assistant manager shared that popular Village Pharmacy pharmacist, Terry, will be joining the North Bend Bartell’s pharmacy staff.

Land clearing for the newest Bartell Drugs on Bendigo Blvd in downtown North Bend began in April.  Seven months, and lots of construction later, the local drug store chain will open its 62nd store on Friday, November 15, 2013.

According to a recent press release, the 15,683 square-foot store highlights Bartell Drugs’ “next generation”  features, including a Beauty cosmetics section; the Urban Market with unique and regionally-produced products; a Sweets & Snacks section; a Creative Print Studio; a full-service pharmacy with drive-through window; and wellness products and personal fitness tools in the Holistech Living section.

The building’s design features high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, lots of natural stone work and Mt. Si as the backdrop. The side parking lot is accessible from Park Street.

Store hours are 8AM-10PM, Monday-Sunday.  Pharmacy hours are 9AM-9PM, Monday-Friday; 9AM-6PM on Saturday; and 10AM-6PM on Sunday.

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting is scheduled for November 20th at 10AM, with members of the Bartell family, employees, vendors and local officials marking the store’s opening. “We’re looking forward to serving residents in the area, and have been exploring expansion into the Upper Snoqualmie Valley for many years,” said Chairman and CEO, George D. Bartell.

Grand opening festivities are scheduled for Saturday, November 23 from 11Am – 3PM and include:

  • A wide range of vendors with free samples or special offers.
  • Free drawings for an Xbox 360, dinner for two at the Space Needle and tickets to the North Bend Theatre.
  • Free hot dog BBQ, served up by volunteers from North Bend-based Encompass.
  • KJR-FM on-the-air personalities broadcasting live from 12PM-2PM
  • From 9AM to 12PM, free or discounted health screening services for blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density and diabetes/glucose in the pharmacy area.

Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns and operates stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Family-owned and operated, it is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain.

Welcome to the Valley Bartell Drugs!

New North Bend Bartell Drugs during construction, October 2013.  Photo by Danny Raphael

New North Bend Bartell Drugs during construction, October 2013. Photo by Danny Raphael

Newest Bartell Drugs store on Bendigo Blvd in North Bend, WA.  Photo by Danny Raphael

Newest Bartell Drugs store on Bendigo Blvd in North Bend, WA. Photo by Danny Raphael

 

 

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  1. Nice addition to the valley – welcome Bartells

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