New Bartell Drugs opening at Factoria Village on Sept. 13
August 24, 2010 · 10:11 AM
Bartell Drugs will open its 59th store September 13 at Factoria Village, formerly Loehmann's Plaza, in Bellevue's Factoria neighborhood. Located at 3620 Factoria Blvd. SE, the new 15,000 square-foot Bartell's store was formerly the Loehmann's clothing store.
The grand opening kicks off Monday, September 13, with a ribbon-cutting scheduled for September 14 at 10 a.m. as members of the Bartell family, employees, vendors and local dignitaries celebrate the store's opening and Bartell's 120th anniversary.
"We have searched for several years for the right location in the Factoria neighborhood. I am pleased that we will at last have a store there to serve the needs of those that asked for us," said George D. Bartell, Chairman and CEO of the family-owned chain. "I'm excited to bring our brand of great service and value to a great neighborhood."
The new Factoria-Bellevue store will feature a new full-service pharmacy, which will offer clinical care services and an international travel clinic in addition to traditional pharmacy services. Product offerings will include many natural and organic health, beauty and cleaning products, nutritional supplements, a large selection of convenience foods, greeting cards and more.
It will feature Bartell's exclusive PixPlus department-offering digital print kiosks, a broad selection of camera and sound electronics, on-site one hour photo finishing and a passport photo center. The new store will also include a selection of beer and wine featuring many local Northwest wines.
Utilizing alternative energy technology, this will be the first Bartell's location to have a solar energy system to supplement conventional power sources, with panels on the face of the building and on the roof.
The new store is expected to employ approximately 20 people.
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.