SEATTLE – Six-time NBA All-Star Shawn “Reign Man” Kemp, the legendary Seattle Supersonics energy ahead whose athleticism made the group a Western convention powerhouse within the 1990s, is stepping into the hashish sport. Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis, situated at 3035 1st Ave. within the coronary heart of the town close to the Climate Pledge Arena and famed Space Needle, will change into Seattle’s first Black-owned dispensary with its opening on Friday, Oct. 30.
Joined by his former teammate, Hall of Famer Gary Payton, Kemp will start the celebration with a inexperienced ribbon chopping ceremony at 12:45 p.m., adopted by an official opening to the general public at 1 p.m. “I’m looking forward to welcoming Sonics fans on a regular basis, starting with opening day,” stated Kemp, who calls Seattle residence and has invested within the metropolis by means of a number of enterprise ventures.
Kemp, who’s getting into the fast-growing hashish trade for the primary time, is partnering with trade veterans Matt Schoenlein and Ramsey Hamide, two of the co-founders of Main Street Marijuana. Main Street Marijuana has remained the primary hashish retailer within the state of Washington because the firm’s inception in 2014. The model’s three outlets have surpassed $150 million in gross sales and have contributed greater than $55 million in excise tax.
“My name is on this company and I have worked hard to bring Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis to fruition,” stated Kemp. “I want to provide nothing short of the best selection, customer experience and prices in Seattle. I have incredible partners in Matt Schoenlein and Ramsey Hamide to make sure we deliver on that promise to our customers, who are our top priority.”
Kemp, who spent the primary eight years of his 14-year NBA profession with the Supersonics, appears to be like ahead to being a task mannequin for future license recipients by means of the state’s upcoming social fairness program, created earlier this 12 months. “I hope that Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis will be an inspiration for people to get involved with the legal cannabis industry, especially people of color,” stated Kemp.
The opening of Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis will unveil a brand new artwork piece displayed on the constructing’s exterior from well-known native muralist, Jeff Jacobson, often known as Weirdo. The 30-by-80-foot mural is wealthy in colour and depicts Kemp enjoying basketball in his Seattle Supersonics uniform.
Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis will likely be open from eight a.m. – 11:45 p.m. day by day and can provide categorical order kiosks, on-line ordering and curbside pickup. Health and security measures will embrace social distancing protocols and masks necessities in accordance with state mandates. More data is offered by calling (206) 345-0009, at www.KempsCannabis.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis
Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis, a partnership between NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp and hashish veterans Matt Schoenlein and Ramsey Hamide of Main Street Marijuana, is situated at 3035 1st Ave within the coronary heart of the town close to the Climate Pledge Arena and famed Space Needle. Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis is the primary Black-owned dispensary in Washington and at almost 4,000 sq. toes is without doubt one of the largest within the state. More data is offered by calling (206) 345-0009, on the corporate’s website, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.