Our favorite drugstore on 22nd Ave. NW here in Ballard Seattle is now a thing of the past. Alas. BARTELLS. There are other Bartells, it is a big chain. But the one on 20th was our favorite. Such a central location. Right across from the library. Near the bank. Near several good coffee shops. Free parking for Bartells customers. Near a postbox. Not far from the book store and also our favorite Indian restaurant. Friendly staff, well known to regular customers. Extensive stock.
The Bartell building has been completely torn down. The plan is to build a new 4 (?) story building and Bartells as we know it will return to occupy the ground floor. The prescription/pharmacy part of the 22nd ave Bartells has relocated to space 2 blocks away on 24th. It’s not the same. Go to other branches of Bartells for our prescriptions? It wouldn’t be the same. Oh well – 1 1/2 years to wait while the new building is built.