West Seattle scene: Closing night for the last indie drugstore

It wasn’t a quiet closing night for West Seattle’s last free-standing drugstore: When we got to Westside Pharmacy just before its posted shutdown time of 6:30 pm, the little shop at California/Brandon bustled with workers taking inventory – they’re supposed to be up and running in the new Junction QFC store’s pharmacy less than a mile away by morning. As reported in our feature story last week, owner Michael Ng – who’s had Westside for 32 years – said his decision to make the move was in part because red tape is making it tougher for independent pharmacies to run efficiently. (We’ll look for the pharmacy when we’re touring the QFC pre-opening early tomorrow morning.)

3 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Closing night for the last indie drugstore"

  • grr September 15, 2009 (10:44 pm)

    sad to see the small shop go, but VERY happy for the great employment opportunity for all of them!

  • Kate K September 15, 2009 (11:35 pm)

    Good luck to Mike and the crew at their new QFC location – my family will follow you over there :-)

  • GenHillOne September 16, 2009 (6:27 am)

    I think this is cool and wonder if it’s something QFC has done before, or is it unique to the WS opening?

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