Marijuana shops across the U.S. are getting some work done — a nip here, a tuck there and sometimes an entire face-lift.
Call it “Extreme Makeover: Dispensary Edition.”
Pot shops, once sparsely decorated storefronts run by people more worried about DEA raids and federal seizures than LED display lights and high-end fixtures, are coming into their own. Owners are hiring big-name architects and trendy design firms. They’re rebranding, using mood boards and open-staff discussions on aesthetics. And they’re reinventing the way consumers shop for cannabis.
“We’ve got an LP player in the back, and we play records during the day so when people come in they have that aural, sensory thing going on,” said Brendan Hill, co-founder of the Paper & Leaf cannabis shop on Bainbridge Island near Seattle. [Read more at the Denver Post]