The world’s most visually interesting retailer simply so occurs to promote hashish. No, actually — Megan Stone of The High Road Design Studio gained commerce journal Visual Merchandising and Store Design’s 23rd annual International Visual Competition for her design of Level Up, a hashish dispensary in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Level Up caters to an prosperous clientele, so Stone set her sights on a storefront that creates an elite expertise for sufferers. Scottsdale has all the time been related to an expensive way of life, and Stone’s inspiration right here was extra European sports activities automotive than American muscle automotive: Using deep, darkish, tonal grays and dusty greens contrasted with chrome, polished marble and accented with classic airport nostalgia, Stone creates a high-end expertise with out alienating rural clients.
The glass-ensconced reception space at Level Up is cozy and ornate, with a big, white marble-topped desk set towards chrome-accented granite paneling and a stacked stone accent wall. Window paneling offers ample pure mild, whereas LEDs are used to light up the desk and dispensary identify mounted on the wall behind.
The lamps are normal from refashioned tripods, giving the area a heat however upscale really feel. After check-in, sufferers enter by means of frosted glass doorways into the ready space, the place they discover plush black leather-based seating, loads of cannabis-focused studying materials and screens displaying day by day specials, instructional programming and even cannabis-infused recipe movies.
Once a affected person known as into the retail space they’re greeted by a budtender at one in every of 5 equivalent pods: Each pod has two stations the place sufferers are served “deli style,” which means flower is weighed out in individual, not pre-packaged. There are anyplace from 40 to 50 strains — a minimum of a dozen of that are cultivated in-house — they usually all come saved in humidity-controlled CVault containers to make sure freshness. Level Up additionally provides an array of edibles, topicals and concentrates, which fill the glass shows under, in addition to the again wall space between the stations.
Transdermal patches, tub soaks and even a medicated cheesecake unfold are amongst a number of the merchandise Level Up has obtainable for its sufferers.
In Arizona dispensaries are allowed to be vertically built-in, and so Level Up produces Okay.I.N.D Concentrates, which powers the Arizona editions of Keef Cola and Auntie Dolores: As somebody who spent the final 9 years dwelling in San Francisco, I used to be thrilled once I noticed my favourite Auntie Dolores chili lime peanuts on the cabinets in entrance of me.
The flowers at Level Up vary from prime tier, to center tier, to function tier, all at a worth level that’s truthful for the world. I ogled over the Kings Lemon — a prime tier hybrid pressure that crammed my nostril with pine and lemon scents. The Arnold Palmer (a center tier hybrid pressure of Redwood x Lemon Skunk) crammed the CVault with dense little nugs coated in brilliant orange hairs.
Level Up has definitely been making a reputation for itself in Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro space since opening its doorways in 2016. Patients obtain first time specials and loyalty playing cards that may embrace help with yearly medical hashish card charges. Level Up has additionally lately partnered with Supurb, an internet supply service, to assist attain extra sufferers.
Overall, the area is welcoming and stylish. The younger, hip employees are educated and pleasant, and the broad number of infused merchandise and vape choices make this store an excellent place for first time customers in search of an elevated expertise.
Level Up Scottsdale
14980 N 78th Way #204
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Originally revealed in Issue 28 of Cannabis Now. LEARN MORE
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