SAN FRANCISCO - 25 July 2018 - The Apothecarium, a family-owned medical cannabis dispensary,
announced today that the company will temporarily close their SOMA dispensary for a complete
renovation. The dispensary’s last day will be Saturday July 28th. The new store will be designed by Urban
Chalet, the same interior design firm that designed The Apothecarium’s Marina and Castro dispensaries.
The Castro location was named the best designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest. The
SOMA dispensary is expected to reopen in late 2018 or early 2019.
“Many people compare the look and feel of our dispensaries to a boutique hotel or a wine bar,” said
Ryan Hudson, co-founder and CEO of The Apothecarium. “We design our dispensaries with first time
guests in mind. When people come inside one of The Apothecarium’s dispensaries, we want them to
feel comfortable and at ease. We are very excited to bring a fresh new dispensary to downtown workers
and out-of-town tourists. During the renovation, we encourage our SOMA guests to try our delivery
service or to visit our Castro and Marina dispensaries.”
The newly redesigned Apothecarium SOMA will feature a mix of traditional and contemporary design –
combining many of the visual elements of the flagship Castro dispensary with new details unique to the
SOMA location. The Apothecarium SOMA is approximately 1,500 square feet.
There will be no layoffs as a result of the renovation. The architect of record for the project is Vincent
The Apothecarium runs significant community engagement programs, including:
Giving $350,000 in cash donations to community nonprofits since opening in 2011
Offering free classes on cannabis educational that are open to the public
Giving regular dispensary tours to physicians and other healthcare professionals
About The Apothecarium
The Apothecarium is a family-owned business that is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cannabis dispensaries, with an emphasis on providing guests with in-depth consultations. The company was founded by three first cousins and a family friend in 2011. The Apothecarium’s flagship Castro
dispensary was named the best-designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest. In 2015 the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared October 1 “Apothecarium Day.” The company operates
three San Francisco dispensaries and one in Las Vegas. The company also has a permit to open another
dispensary in Berkeley, CA. Guests may order cannabis at the dispensaries or at apothecarium.com for
pickup or delivery.