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700 Windows Wrap This Dispensary - Store Tour Of Harborside San Leandro

Take a tour of Harborside's 7,000-square-foot San Leandro dispensary location, called "the mecca of cannabis showrooms."

The ceiling's as high as you'll soon be.

Enter Harborside's airy 7,000 square-foot dispensary located in San Leandro, California. It is a massive, homey, comfortable dispensary storefront to behold that caters to the medical community in this Northern California town.

It marks Harborside's fourth marijuana retail space in its home state. San Leandro's dispensary location officially opened its doors in February of 2020 after taking over the former medical dispensary San Leandro Wellness Solutions, Inc, in October of 2019. The storefront serves medical patients for the time being, but the company did say it to plans to expand to serve recreational adult-use consumers this year.

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"When a customer enters our lobby, we want them to feel warm and welcome," says Peter Bilodeau, interim CEO of Harborside Inc. "We are dedicated to exceptional customer experiences, and our friendly staff greets all our guests and provides an explanation of how the open-sell model works in our store."

Yolanda Felix, Co-Founder of Harborside, created the design concept and interior layout. Bilodeau calls this space "the mecca of canabis showrooms," and it's as spacious as dispensaries come. The San Leandro Harborside boasts high ceilings that top off at 25 feet, real interior trees up to 15 feet tall, and over 700 windows.

Its airy-vibe is meant to echo a greenhouse in its bright lighting and living plant decor. The showroom, in Bilodeau's eyes, "invokes the feeling of a greenhouse complete with a lounge and the best products the market has to offer."

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"We really wanted to remain true to the industrial vibe of the original building while adding the polished touches of a modern cannabis dispensary," says Bilodeau. "One of our favorite lighting features is the effect of the sconce lights on the showroom support columns; as the sun goes down the wood lights up and makes the room glow in a very special way."

Take a virtual tour of the Harborside San Leandro locale from the comfort of your own home, with more insight on the architectural and design features that make the space unique. 

Harborside San Leandro - 1965 Marina Blvd Suite C, San Leandro, CA 94577

Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Harborside welcomes you

The Harborside San Leandro dispensary storefront is a sprawling space.

It sits on the busy Interstate 880 corridor between Oakland and San Jose, one of the most heavily trafficked stretches of highway in Northern California. Harborside can be found near Oakland International Airport, San Mateo Bridge, and the San Leandro Factory Outlets, central to many Bay Area residents.

Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Plenty of elbow room

The warehouse dispensary boasts 25-foot ceilings and over 700 windows line the space. It is one of just three dispensaries licensed to operate in the San Leandro area.
Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Peace

Peace-sign artwork painted on the wall welcomes consumers.

"The San Leandro community has graciously welcomed us over the past few months, and the entire team at Harborside looks forward to providing neighboring residents with quality cannabis products and care," says Bilodeau. 

Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

KEY and Harborside Farms products in the space

The company sells its own cannabis product brands, KEY and Harborside Farms, alongside a wide array of California offerings.

"When we thought about the Harborside brand at large, part of the conversation was how it extends beyond just the retail space and into our own in-house brands and merchandise," says Bilodeau. "Because of the brand consistency and continuity, we were able to integrate our brand seamlessly into the product experience."

Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Come on in

"As they continue along the entry hall, a large graphic with Harborside’s values convey the spirit of our mission and commitment to the cannabis community, then there’s the big reveal to the showroom," says Bilodeau. 
Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Real 15-foot trees

Spacious views, products, trees, and more Harborside-centric artwork line the walls.

Bilodeau explains: "Our space boasts 25 ft. ceilings, 15’ interior trees, and over 700 windows which invokes the feeling of a greenhouse complete with a lounge and the best products the market has to offer."

Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Product line-up

Some of the California brands that Harborside San Leandro offers. 

The store carries the same inventory as its existing retail locations, including Harborside's own KEY and Harborside Farms lines of cannabis products. In addition, San Leandro offers its patients a new delivery service.

Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Trees line the space

"I commend the executive and retail teams for dedicating their time to this successful opening," says Bilodeau. "We are proud to further establish ourselves as Northern California's preeminent cannabis retailer."
Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Let there be light!

The company knows design. Harborside Inc. is one of the most established cannabis retailers in California, operating three dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area, a dispensary in Palm Springs outfitted with Southern California's only cannabis drive-thru window, as well as two dispensaries in Oregon, and a cultivation facility in Salinas, California. 
Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Comfort is key

The waiting room in Harborside San Leandro reminds consumers of the comforts of home.
Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Views

Large columns break up the San Leandro Harborside space. Its greenhouse, warehouse minimalist design succeeds.
Michael Snyder/Harborside
Harborside San Leandro. Photo by Michael Snyder.

Female founders wall

If you want to support women-owned businesses, Harborside makes it easy. It has an entire showroom wall dedicated to companies and brands with female founders at the helm.