click to enlarge Courtesy of Leaf and Bud Leaf and Bud’s long Detroit showroom is flanked by two curvy, neon-accented countertops.
A new cannabis dispensary that claims to be Detroit’s largest is set for a grand opening on April 20. It also may very well be one of Detroit’s most interestingly designed.
Leaf and Bud is located on Livernois Avenue, tucked around the corner behind the Value Save grocery store not far from the Avenue of Fashion and the University of Detroit Mercy. Despite its unassuming location, inside is a dispensary with a sleek, modern feel. The long showroom is flanked by two curvy, neon-accented countertops, and on a recent visit, workers were in the process of stocking the counters with a variety of products, including those from Future Grow Solutions, which shares a space in the 140,000 square-foot building.
“It’s almost like a nightclub atmosphere,” master cultivator Billy Zangoulos tells Metro Times. “You walk in and it’s very current lighting, LEDs. It makes you very welcomed, and it’s just pretty cool in my eyes.”
Leaf and Bud and Future Grow Solutions are separated by a security gate. But over at the grow operation, there’s a similar futuristic feel.
The space houses rows of Future Grow Solutions’ “CropTowers,” 11-foot-tall towers that Zangoulos says uses a “hyperponic” system to grow cannabis plants that shortens the vegetation cycle by weeks. Each tower holds 102 plants, which are suspended in the air and surrounded by lights.
“We can take a clone from a mother, we can develop roots on that plant, and then we can put that plant directly into flower at a smaller size,” he says. “We’re surrounding that whole tower with LED light. So we’ve sort of saved money