Lake City Walgreen's to close; so far no other drug store closures nearby

Saturday, October 21, 2023

We still have our Bartells (although this is a generic photo)
Rite Aid, which owns Bartell's, has declared bankruptcy, which appears to be a good thing as it keeps the corporation afloat while they figure out their finances.

Figuring out their finances includes closing stores. 

So far, our nearby stores have escaped, including the Bartells at Gateway Plaza at 185th and Aurora; Lake City at 125th and Lake City Way; Westgate in Edmonds.

None of the Rite Aid closures have hit us either.

Now word comes of a Walgreen's closing in Lake City (143rd and Lake City Way) which feels a little too close for comfort. There have been no national stories about financial problems with the chain, so this one was a surprise.

A reader has reminded me that the Rite Aid in the Ranch 99 shopping center at 228th and Hwy 99 closed last month. There has been a drug store at that location for decades. Their customers have been referred to the Westgate Bartells in Edmonds.

Time to go buy your Halloween candy - we need to keep our local stores thriving!

--Diane Hettrick

Updated 10/22/2023


Anonymous,  October 22, 2023 at 8:25 AM  

Do you mean the store at 145th and Lake City Way? Maybe the address is 143xx but the actual cross road is 145th

Anonymous,  October 22, 2023 at 2:08 PM  

Rite Aid in Edmonds in Ranch 99 plaza closed down last month

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