Bartell Drugs Bought By Rite Aid for $95M

The 130-year-old chain’s brand will remain

Bartell Drugs CEO Kathi Lentzsch

Rob Smith

Whole Foods Tops Covid-19 Safety Survey

Whole Foods ranked high in areas such as mask use, sanitizing and enforced social distancing

Whole Foods ranked No. 1 of 33 brands across several industries for its coronavirus health and safety practices.  Whole Foods, which was purchased by Seattle-based tech giant Amazon in 2017 for $13.6 billion, ranked high in areas such as mask use, sanitizing and enforced social distancing, according to the Consumer Health & Safety Index by…

Nat Rubio-Licht

Neiman Marcus to Close Bellevue Store

The upscale retailer declared bankruptcy in June

Upscale department store Neiman Marcus is closing its Bellevue store. The company said in a filing that it is rejecting leases in several locations across the country. The Dallas-based retailer, which was founded in 1907, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The Bellevue store is located at 11111 N.E. Eighth St. at The…

Seattle Mag

PCC Markets Plans Bellevue Store, Kirkland Expansion

The popular grocer will open in Bellevue on August 12

PCC Community Markets is eyeing the Eastside for growth. The Seattle-based grocer – the largest community-owned food market in the United States – will open a store in Bellevue at 11615 N.E. Fourth St. on August 12. The store will also feature a large studio to host PCC’s popular cooking classes, which are currently being…

Seattle Mag

Local Wine Club Pairs Books and Bottles

Book Cru, based out of Molly's Bottle Shop in Sunset Hill, combines thoughtful drinking and indulgent reading

This article appears in print in the May 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe.  If book clubs are a reason for reading and drinking together, Book Cru is a full-fledged call to action. The monthly pairing program ($50, nonmembers $60) offers curated book and bottle combinations along with discussion groups based out of Molly’s Bottle Shop in Ballard….

Ariel Shearer

Rebekah J. Designs’ New Klimt-Inspired Jewelry

'Chosen,' as Rebekah Jaramillo's new line is called, embodies the attraction of opposites

Pendants and rings inspired by work from artist Gustav Klimt’s golden phase

Andrew Hoge

This New Candle Brand is Perfectly, Hilariously On-Trend

Cheeky new candle line Cancelled Plans is made for those who prefer staying in

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. The most relatable candle line on the market, Cancelled Plans (starting at $32) is the brainchild of Spencer and Kenzie Findlay, graphic designers who favor cozy evenings at home. The husband-and-wife team’s hand-poured container candles are cleverly named for themes that hit…

Andrew Hoge

Cutting-Edge Seattle Skincare

The ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Get Well Soon cover story. Click here to subscribe. The innovative character of the Pacific Northwest means there’s no lack of effective skin care. From organic plant extracts to robust peptides, the cutting-edge ingredients in these 11 essential new products are here to help…

Andrew Hoge

Fruitsuper Perfects the Everyday Object

You'll want one of everything made (or sourced) by this local design business

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent built their design business fruitsuper around perfecting everyday objects—in both form and function. In September, they opened a Pioneer Square space of the same name to sell their popular housewares, from cloth napkins (pictured, $48 for four) and white…

Chelsea Lin