- Danielle Morrison
Constructing 3rd Street Dispensary
It wasn't long before the joy for receiving approval of the dispensary license in January had to take a back seat to worry — because it's hard to be sure of anything during a global pandemic. Back in March, as stay-at-home orders were mandated and quarantine was altering life as we knew it, more issues, questions, and obstacles arose for 3rd Street Dispensary (like many other businesses!). Would we be able to move forward with construction? How will adjusting to COVID-19 safety measures affect the ability to open?
Designated as an "essential business," 3rd Street Dispensary has been fortunate that initial bumps in the road surrounding the coronavirus did not significantly derail its mission to bring medical marijuana to the Lee's Summit community. As spring turned to summer, more and more of their dispensary space — the old Shanghi Boy building — was restored to tell a new story. A former community gem, the 3SD founders were happy to revive the otherwise lifeless, vacant lot.
Many local contractors have been hard at work to bring the vision of a modern medical marijuana concept to life, from Collins Webb Architecture and Wolf 21, Inc. to Signway and Westhues Electric. The founders at 3rd Street Dispensary have poured so much heart and attention into purposely selecting every detail of the shop and supporting other local businesses along the way.
Everything about the aesthetically-pleasing environment keeps the patient experience in mind. While maintaining much of the building's unique character, they've created a warm and welcoming atmosphere that's sure to offer a smooth visit for every Missouri medical marijuana patient that walks through their doors. Though their vision has been a work in progress for months, it's finally starting to "feel good," as they would say. A nod to their motto, "Live Life Good." Because now, the walls are up and painted. The carpet has been laid. The doors are in place, and the conversation/bud stations are there too. The building sign was installed and so was the electricity. Each piece of the puzzle is finding its fit, with just a few left to place.
3rd Street Dispensary looks forward to opening its doors to serve medical marijuana patients in Lee's Summit and the Kansas City area. The construction of the dispensary's interior should be complete very soon. The team behind 3SD can't wait for this space to be a place that Missouri medical marijuana patients know and love as much as they do.