The days of the dark, shady dispensary on the corner are over. And with the launch of the new STIIIZY store in DTLA, Shryne Group is poised to make sure boring dispensaries become a thing of the past, too.
From the over-the-top spectacle of Vegas’ Planet 13, to the “normcore” vibe popularized by MedMen, most people in legal rec states have the pleasure of shopping at a bright, clean, comfortable dispensary. The new STIIIZY DTLA store takes that notion of bright, clean and comfortable and elevates it to an art form.
With a welcome lobby that includes Instagram art pods and pieces by legendary LA artists like Mister Cartoon and RISK, to an LED light tunnel filled with a swirl of projection-mapped colors, to the 29-ft tall installation by RETNA, the STIIIZY DTLA store is equal parts art exhibition and high-tech dispensary.
In terms of the sales process, STIIIZY customers will be able to shop at their own pace, as there are four “pods” that each contain products from the more than 55 premium cannabis brands available in the store. With the same strains of flower, oils, edibles and vapes available at each pod, there will be fewer bottlenecks (and shorter lines).
Offering cannabis consumers a unique experience is a core tenet of Shryne Group’s overall business strategy, according to Chief Communications Officer Daniel Yi. “We are reviving brick-and-mortar retail by offering customers a truly unique experience that only a physical store can offer,” Yi said. “With legalization, marijuana commerce came out of the shadows and into the mainstream. Now, Shryne Group is elevating cannabis retail to its full potential through STIIIZY’s ‘Experiential Retail’ concepts.”
The STIIIZY DTLA store is the first of its kind, but other locations around California are soon to follow. TheBluntness team got a sneak peek of the action in advance of the Grand Opening this Saturday, Aug 24, and we took a few of our favorite influencers along for the ride.
Check out the video above for a glimpse, and there’s a full photo gallery linked here.
Want to see it for yourself?
Come on down to 728 E Commercial St, LA, CA 90012 for some grand opening goodies and gifts (limited supply) starting at 12pm. The store will be open 7 days a week from 8 am - 10 pm moving forward.