Bloom Cannabis – Everett, WA
With two locations in key demographics, Bloom Cannabis first opened its doors with their Tacoma shop in October 2017. Taking the extra time to build out their flagship Everett location — which opened December 2017 — the team at Bloom Cannabis designed this shop with the sole intent of creating a great experience for their customers to purchase and learn about the products being sold. The owners scouted General Manager Sean Corboy, who brought along a buyer from his previous position, and together they used their knowledge and insight into managing previous medical and recreational shops to create a well-thought-out experience.
Located on Highway 99 in North Everett, Bloom Cannabis resides in a beautiful, newly-constructed building that looks modern and feels approachable. With an all blueish-grey exterior highlighted by a splash of bright orange framing the doors and windows, the unassuming building is refreshingly devoid of anything that screams “CANNABIS!” from the outside. As unassuming as the exterior seems, the interior makes up for it. With a bright, open and somewhat flashy interior adorned with big screens, hanging shelves and lighted glass display cases, one almost feels compelled to peel to the right, where there are is ATM and display. Corboy told me the coiling design of the layout was very much intentional. “We wanted people to come in and see the sale’s case to get an idea of what we are selling, and then they move along to edibles, pre-rolls, flower, concentrates and finally to the cashier.” In the middle of this layout are a couple of tables where patrons waiting to be helped can browse a menu or read books about the effects of the cannabis plant.
The team understands the growing nature of this industry and the fact that more and more people are exploring the benefits of cannabis in its various forms; we aren’t all Spicoli living fast times. According to Corboy, the employees represent a wide and diverse demographic to help make everyone who walks through their doors feel comfortable to be there. This notion of making everyone feel comfortable isn’t lost in light of Bloom’s employees, either. I asked Corboy what he thought contributed the most to the vibe of the shop, I couldn’t have summed up a better attitude for a manager to have toward his employees, he said; “Treat your employees like they matter. Treat them like they are the ones actually helping to guide the ship.”
“Treat your employees like they matter. Treat them like they are the ones actually helping to guide the ship.”
– Sean Corboy, Bloom Cannabis General Manager