It’s clear that the cannabis industry is evolving when the Denver Post Fine Arts Critic weighs in with his perspective on a new dispensary opening. He took a look at Ajoya, which recently opened in Louisville, CO:
The shop comes with considerable cred. It was dreamed up by the design firm Roth Sheppard, and overseen by principal Jeff Sheppard, the reigning Architect of the Year, as named by the American Institute of Architect’s Colorado Chapter.
The firm embraced the idea of working on a category of retail design with almost no precedent. In a sense, they got to invent the high-end marijuana store in Colorado.
Ajoya is the second location for owners Shaun and Joey Gindi, who are brothers. The original location in Lakewood, which is known as Compassionate Pain Management (CPM) and was licensed for Medical only, will soon be renovated. Ajoya’s marketing differentiation extends beyond design, as it uses a unique way of presenting the product, categorizing it into four experiences: Elevate, Focus, Settle, and Unwind.
Shaun founded CPM in August, 2009 with a desire to create a Medical Marijuana Center experience like none other, and to deliver top-quality cannabis and customer service in a setting much like a medical doctor’s office. It looks like Ajoya extends upon that vision.
The article shares more details about the project and includes 8 photos as well.
Read Ray Mark Rinaldi’s “Colorado cannabis: As pot grows up, design enters the scene”: http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_29172528/colorado-cannabis-pot-grows-up-design-enters-scene