Everett’s 5th, (and Maybe Last) Retail Pot Store Now Open

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A converted service station is Everett’s latest pot store.

The last retail pot store authorized within the Everett city limits is now open for business.

Buds Garage began operating on Wednesday after extensive remodeling of an old service station at the corner of Everett and Walnut just off I-5 in northeast Everett.

Back in 2014 Globodyne, the parent company for Buds Garage, was all set to open a retail location next to the Holiday Inn on Pine street. The State of Washington had issued its license but at the last minute the City of Everett determined the location was not allowed within the area zoned for Everett’s multi-modal station. Hearings were held and the city determined Globodyne would have to find another spot.

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General Manager Donnie Staff is ready to educate folks on all of the different strains.

Fast forward a year and now Buds Garage is open. The inside is decorated with antique oil cans and other items one would find in a garage. General Manager Donnie Staff tells MyEverettNews.com he’s proud of the look. “While we’re proud of the hard work on the inside it’s our customer service that’s going to stand out,” said Staff. “There are so many strains and varieties available now that we’re going to spend a lot of time educating customers.”

The signage isn’t up outside yet but Staff says they’ve had good foot traffic from the neighborhood. He also says they have their medical endorsement so that they can offer medical marijuana when that becomes legal this summer.

The transition from separate recreational and medical marijuana stores to both under one roof recently prompted the Everett Planning Commission to put a hold on any new marijuana stores within the Everett City limits for the next two years. The city council is considering an ordinance to that effect and will hold a public hearing and vote on March 16th.

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