BAY CITY, MI – Bay City’s premier sourcing hub has diversified from its roots as it continues to grow and expand.
Skymint launched its second store in Bay City at 300, avenue du Center in the city center, next to the Crazy Quarters Arcade. Originally, Skymint opened what would become Bay City’s first medical marijuana supply hub at 4330 Wilder Road in July 2019. The downtown store, which sells recreational goods at discounts available to medical clients, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July. 22.
âWe are proud to partner with Bay City and all the other communities in which we open stores. We firmly believe that cannabis is helping change the world, and we are part of this initiative, âsaid Jeff Radway, CEO of Skymint.
The downtown Bay City store is Skymint’s 14th store as the company continues to expand statewide. According to information provided by Skymint, the company has opened 14 stores across Michigan, introduced five new Skymint product lines, more than 250 new products, and created more than 500 jobs statewide. Skymint also said it has donated $ 500,000 to date to local and regional organizations.
Sarah Bullock, vice president of creative at Skymint, said there has been a positive reaction from customers regarding the new downtown space.
âEveryone who walks into this store absolutely loves it,â Bullock said. âIt’s actually very exciting because some of our customers from our previous store come here and you can really really see the evolution of our brand, because it was our first store and that’s kind of what we did. grew up in. “
The new location takes the design roots of its Wilder Road store, incorporating a welcoming atmosphere with a contemporary twist. The handmade wooden displays are illuminated by light screens to neatly display the items to customers and interactive screens are placed alongside different screens to guide customers. The downtown store sells a variety of cannabis and Skymint-themed clothing, books and accessories, as well as a wide mix of cannabis products such as flowers, edibles and vapes. .
âThe intersection of cannabis, fashion, food, art and music is an integral part of the SKYMINT brand DNA, so when this Bay City location became available we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to contribute to its emerging downtown arts and culture scene, âsaid Skymint, President of Retail Summer Ransom-Cleveland. “
She added: âAt Skymint, we are passionate about designing immersive spaces that are sophisticated, inspiring and infused with creativity, and I think we have really succeeded with the sleek and effortless look of our new downtown Skymint store. of Bay City.
Skymint has also extended its reach to Bay City by digging into the community and sponsoring events such as the Rockin ‘the River Country Music Weekend which took place July 9-11 this year.
âSkymint recognizes how cannabis not only elevates our appreciation for music, food, arts and culture, but also brings people together,â said Aimee Michalak, Senior Director of Marketing at Skymint. “Our intention is to bring joy and to be a force for good in every city where we are fortunate enough to live.”
The hours of operation for downtown Skymint will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. The Wilder Road Skymint is temporarily closed at the moment because it is undergoing a change of concept.
âOur current store, we are actually going to be closing temporarily,â Bullock said. âWe’re working on new concepts – they’re not fully fleshed out yet, but we’ll probably reopen in September, that’s our goal. Not ready to announce exactly what this concept will be, it will still be a Skymint but we’re kind of going to play around with a new concept for that.
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