The Place and People
Recreational 365 is a cozy pot shop in Shoreline, Washington. Its lighthearted and comfortable buying experience draws a steady roster of regulars. We met Mark, a zany, every day-afterwork customer and Steve, a quiet man I never learned much about. Steve wore a poker face on a top secret mission to the back cooler for a THC-infused drink and he would have transacted wordlessly, if it weren’t for 365’s Sabina, who warmly introduced herself and asked his name. It’s that attitude that brings the regulars back. Recreational 365 is a homey shop with a great crew and great deals too.
“We work with people who engage with customers and people who can start conversations. We’re all kind of a family here! We want customers to feel like they’re a part of that and to feel welcome.”
-Jordan, Recreational 365 Assistant Store Manager
365 has more sales per year (to be fair, they are open 365 days) than any other Seattle pot shop: Mother’s Day sales, Happy Hour sales, the 4/20 Four-Joints-for-$20 sale. They’re kind of like that store, Going Out of Business, from the Adam Sander classic You Don’t Mess with the Zohan—you’re always walking into a sale. Deals are the 365 niche and that meshes nicely with the atmosphere. “We work with people who engage with customers and people who can start conversations. We’re all kind of a family here! We want customers to feel like they’re a part of that and to feel welcome,” shared Jordan, the Assistant Store Manager.
I knew 365 was the real deal when a customer came barreling through the front door to hug a budtender, her “birthday twin” (it was both of their birthdays that weekend). When you have a well-integrated community business, the two categories, ‘friend’ and ‘customer,’ aren’t mutually exclusive. Definitely swing through 365 the next time you’re in North Seattle.
For a small shop, 365 has a humongous selection of non-smoke THC and CBD products. As the year progresses, it seems more experimental marijuana projects are showing up in stores; oils, lotions, balms, salts, jellies, you name it—and 365 carries an immensely diverse selection! I don’t think you’ll find a better place for last minute holiday gifts than 365. I’ll see you there.
Also published on Medium.