hey guys sorry for the delay. we just got internet turned on at the store so my updates will be more regular. I come back home on the weekends to send orders out for a small online business I run and take care of my garden, which ill be moving down there in another week or so. construction is taking a little longer than I had anticipated, we just finished sheetrock and mudding, and after the cleanup will start painting. here are some pics that ive been promising you guys. images are a little out of order but here we go
this is what we are working with, the owner said he would get the floor cleared and we would be able to start in 5 days or so. but that didn't happen, me and my partner came down, found everything like it was left - so we started gathering stuff up and boxing and moving it up the upstairs. I wasn't about to haul all this shit up a shitty flight of stairs, so I spent an afternoon getting the freight elevator to work and that sped up the process tremendously
this is the view as you walked in
the entrance, outlets for signage was fuckered and not working so I crawled through the floating ceiling and fixed it.
this place had a HUGE amount of records, what a shame if we didn't put them to use.
the owner called his shop an "antique shop", really? more like a thrift store
security window installed
removed the horrible florescent lights, replace with led flush fit can lights with junction boxes. the wiring for them would make an electrician have a stroke, so ill leave it for your imaginations. and the janky extension cable was being used to only verify my wiring - its all been wired to an approved dimmer switch.
moving shelving where we need it, all the shelving and walls will of course be repainted, were thinking black shelving on the outside and the cubbies will be white. my partner is fuckin with the paint because im shade blind..
security wall after the first layer of mud.
inside the dispensary area facing security wall
part of the lobby area, when this was taken we were scraping down a wall so I wasn't able to get everything into the pic, sorry.
my business partner, why pay for a hotel room when we can just crash at the store? theres a small apartment area in the back so we have all the amenities of home.
the blue tape marks were the display counters will be.
a product I plan to put on the shelves, cbd is hot right now, but Oklahoma has zero testing standards at the moment. so this will give customers piece of mind knowing they can test for cbd any time, any place. just takes 10 minutes to yield a pass or fail. they will be packed in poly bags with a business card with instructions and micro centrifuge tubes for sample testing.
a THC testing solution is in the works now.
i want to say thanks to all of you who are offering help and asking questions. ill be the first to admit there are a lot of firsts here for me, so im trying to take it a little slow and do things right. i might not open the doors and i expect to, but when i do open them i expect to have anything in order including a SOP and best practices manual for the store.
im also building a small lab area in the back of the store that will allow us to test for pesticides mold and fungicides.
well if you have any questions or comments let me know. ill be updating more regularly from here on out.