Ocean Greens Location, Website, Phone Number, and Other Details
Ocean Greens made its’ debut on October 2nd at 4:20pm. 16 days later they held the official grand opening celebration. Sandwiched between Greenwood and Maple Leaf – just North of Green Lake Park – its’ location is also convenient to residents in Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Wallingford, and Freemont.
location: 9724 Aurora Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103
hours: Open 10am-10pm 7 days a week!
Grand Opening Celebration*
The official grand opening celebration began on October 18, at 10am in the morning. There was an official cutting of the ribbon, free donuts and coffee, a glass artist blowing weed pipes, and a promise that the pot store would have the least expensive legal pot in the State – at least for the day. Drew, a man visiting from Lower East Side in New York City was the first customer of the day.
*This grand opening celebration was a little different than the grand opening celebrations of Cannabis City or Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop. First of all, Ocean Greens had been open for more than 2 weeks, and secondly, it was a smaller celebration, much more relaxed and intimate.
Who is Oltion Hyseni?
Olton Hyseni is living the American dream. He grew up in Albania when it was a communist country, but moved to Seattle when he won a lottery for a green card. Most recently, he won a lottery which allowed him to obtain a retail post shop license. Talk about having a bit of good luck. You can read more about Olton Hyseni here.
Win the Lottery, Visit Amsterdam
So what was the first thing Oltion Hyseni did when he won the lottery which allowed him to open up Ocean Greens? He bought a ticket and flew to Amsterdam. During his month stay, Hyseni hung out and smoked ‘White Widow’ with the owners of ‘The Bulldog,’ the chain of famous coffeeshops (marijuana cafes). He soaked in the cannabis culture and industry, and brought back with him tons of inspiration.
This inspiration is evident in the interior design of Ocean Greens. It’s cozy, warm, and welcoming. An old wooden bar oozing of character and accented by neon lights, looms from one side of the shop. Stain glass windows and edgy art, lay on the walls. A lone fireplace sits subtly announces its’ existence.
Thinking About the Future
Even though Ocean Greens has only been opened for a short period of time, Oltion Hyseni has invested some thought into the future of his recreational marijuana enterprise. There is space next to the shop where he can open an Amsterdam style coffeeshop if laws or regulations allow this in the future. This would be ideal as there are not many places where people can go to consume marijuana.
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