The largest dispensary in the world, Planet 13, just broke ground on its new SuperStore. Located in Santa Ana, California, Planet 13’s Orange County Cannabis SuperStore Entertainment Complex is expected to open July 1, 2021. Its CEO calls it Planet 13 2.0, thanks to massive digital screen displays and unique tech-art installations.
The exterior of a new Planet 13 SuperStore, located in Orange County, California.
New renderings offer a glimpse of the interior, which will total 40,000-square-feet for the entire building with 16,500 square feet allocated to the dispensary itself. Other areas inside the space are reserved for ancillary stores and accompanying businesses (in Las Vegas, the Planet 13 houses a Mexican restaurant called Trece Eatery and Spirits). Located at 3400 Warner Ave Suite A, the new SuperStore will be Planet 13’s second largest retail location, after the flagship which sits at 112,000 square feet.
The Las Vegas-based company was meticulous in its planning before expanding into a the largest marketplace in the country. I spoke with Larry Scheffler, Planet 13 Co-CEO and co-chairman of the board, about the thought that went into this SuperStore’s design. Scheffler talks architecture, the importance of good service, robot sword fights, and actionable advice for cannabis entrepreneurs in the industry.
The visual renderings for Planet 13’s new Santa Ana Superstore include an octopus sculpture and … [+] mist-covered umbrellas.
Tell me, when do you anticipate the California outpost of Planet 13, Orange County Cannabis SuperStore Entertainment Complex, will be open?
Larry Scheffler: It’s a 40,000-square-foot building, built out in the center of a U-shaped property that is 55,000 square feet. We’re expecting July 1, 2021, that’s for the first phase, and then we have a second and