Located in a former bank building (hence the name), the 1,800-square-foot, 75-person-capacity lounge still has a bit of the bank-lobby vibe to it — in a good way — with an assortment of dark leather couches and chairs arranged around glass-topped coffee tables, a couple of cafe-style tables in one corner and natural light streaming through the windows. There are also five seats at a bar, behind which are bags of snacks, a cooler full of (non-infused) beverages, a movie-theater-worthy popcorn maker and a hot dog roller cooker (hot dogs are free; the rest of the snacks will cost you $1 to $3).
Sigurdson says both the dispensary and lounge spaces were designed to make older customers feel comfortable.
And Sigurdson knows of what he speaks. During my brief mid-January visit, at least two 80-somethings popped in to make purchases, and 67-year-old voice actor Scott Lawler (accompanied by his dog) was posted up at the bar. Although Lawler said he could just as easily consume at home, he prefers to visit the Vault. “I’m here about three times a week,” Lawler said. “It’s social. I like the people. I like the LGBTQ representation. I think this [place] is a great example of what cannabis can be.”
Hours: The dispensary and lounge are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Perfect for? Baked bingo and boomers.