- Instagram: @midtownrootsaz
- Twitter: @midtownroots
- Website: midtownroots.com
- Address: 2918 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Midtown Roots – Phoenix, AZ
Midtown Roots’ convenient location in Downtown Phoenix made finding the newest addition to the neighborhood no problem as I stepped off the Metro Light Rail platform. With clean, white paint accented by a large front wall of glittering glass, I could see the budtenders hard at work within. Inside, the walls are adorned with artwork from local artists, historic photos of Central Avenue and images of patients whose lives were changed by cannabis called The Faces of Midtown. In addition, the facility offers a spacious Wellness Center for the community, hosting scheduled events and educational classes including sound healing, guided meditation, yoga, cannabinoid seminars, on-site MMJ certifications, charity events and much more.
Well-lit display cases prominently feature their edibles, flower, concentrates and accessories, highlighting great products like the Dabaratus from Bakked, the new ISH pen from O.penVape, pipes from local glass artist Glassy-J and even their own brand of Shatter. A four-tiered flower system provides value at different price points, offering between 17-23 strains including Bubba Kush, Strawberry Cough and one of my favorites, Rocky Dennis. “To provide value at every tier,” states General Manager Dell Foster, “what we’re more concerned with is the quality of the medication and less concerned with the brand.” Meaning, their flower is always fire!
Building Midtown took years (and bowl-loads) of determination. But the vision started many years earlier, Dell reveals. One of the owners of Midtown had an 11-year-old son who passed away, having suffered from an aggressive form of childhood Leukemia. This tragic event led the owner to “research alternative methods of healing,” Dell notes. “Through unselfish motivation and a genuine yearning to help people, he discovered the benefits of this plant. That’s how this came to be—it was through this father’s pursuit to honor his son and investigate what else is out there [medically]…” Thus, Midtown was born.