Why am I reviewing a Bartell's, you ask? You can hardly go a few miles without seeing another one. Well, after visiting a variety of their locations, I can vouch that the UVillage one is the best. There are the standard good things (well-stocked OTC drugs, clean, well-lit) and then there are the bonuses:
* The pharmacists here are extremely nice, and they usually remember me. They are great about answering questions.
* The candy lanes seem endless. Mamba? Sour jelly bellies? Bit o' honeys? They've got it, and in a variety of sizes.
* So plentiful, hair products (e.g. shampoo, gel, hair spray) take up an entirely different aisle from skin care (e.g. body wash, moisturizer, lotion) and an entirely different aisle from hair appliances and accessories (e.g. brushes, straightening irons).
* They sell baby nail clippers.
The UVillage Bartell's isn't perfect, though. According to their radio ads, the Bartell pharmacies are linked. After having prescriptions transferred to and fro (sadly UVillage's location is only open until 9; Queen Anne is open 24 hours), I can tell you that their pharmacies are decidedly not. If you have to transfer a prescription, call ahead. There will be no easy refills at a location different from the original filling.
As with the rest of the UVillage stores, parking is not easy. At least the store is located close to the garage and QFC, so you can at least hope turnover is high.