Bartell Drugs staff also announced the company would make a $5,000 donation to Forterra, in support of its Green Cities program. Pictured from left are Senior Marketing Manager ​​Evelyn ​​Barber Merrill​, board member Burt Gregory, ​​and Chief Financial Officer Rob Jensen​. (William Shaw/Staff Photo)

Bartell Drugs cuts ribbon on new Snoqualmie Ridge store; grand opening is planned for Saturday, Aug. 5

Bartell Drugs is opening its newest store, on Snoqualmie Ridge with a grand opening celebration 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5. Staff and family members — Bartell’s is the oldest, family owned retail pharmacy in the U.S. — welcomed local businesses and officials to a pre-opening reception and ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 27.

“Bartell’s is very excited to expand further into the Eastside,” said company CFO Rob Jensen. “Our blend of convenience, service and a truly unique product selection, including many local brands, sets us apart.”

At the reception, members of the Bartell and Barber families also presented a $5,000 donation to conservation group Forterra, in support of its Green Cities program.

Bartell Communications Manager Ric Brewer explained that “Green Cities helps to preserve and protect green spaces in communities around the area. The program is working very closely with the Snoqualmie government, the tribe and other entities in the area which shows the collaboration that we also look for.”

The Snoqualmie store, at 35013 Snoqualmie Parkway, will feature a full-service pharmacy and drive-up window, a growler fill-up area, digital photo processing, and a hand-dipped ice cream fountain.

The Aug. 5 grand opening will include gift basket give-aways, product sampling, and free, customized Snoqualmie water bottles containing Bartell Drugs’ gift cards to the first 200 guests.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bartell’s to Snoqualmie and sincerely appreciate their investment in our community,” said Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the Snoqualmie Ridge community,” said Jensen. “We’re pleased that we have the opportunity to be part of this community and serve its pharmacy and retail needs.”

Property development for the site was provided by EDG Commercial Real Estate; Architect was Lance Mueller & Associates/Architects; and the general contractor was J.M. Riley Company.

For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit

Members of the Bartell family posed for a photo at Thursday’s reception. Pictured from left are George D. Bartell, Board Chairman, Bartell Drugs and his wife, June Erdman Bartell; ​Evelyn Barber Merrill​, Senior Marketing Manager at Bartell Drugs; David H. Barber, President, Bartell-Barber Family Council, Director of Business Development, Bartell-Barber Family Investments; and Jean Bartell Barber, Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Bartell Drugs. (William Shaw/Staff Photo)

Cutting the ribbon on the new Bartell Drugs on Snoqualmie Ridge are, from left, Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Board President Carolyn Simpson, Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson, Store Manager Taylor Isenhour, EDG property developer representative Tom Erlandson, Pharmacy Manager Miy-yong O’Brian, and Bartell Chairman and CEO, George D. Bartell. (William Shaw/Staff Photo)

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