Seven Point opening on Saturday

Apr. 18—DANVILLE — The stage is being set in the music-themed Seven Point Danville Cannabis Dispensary to open to the public on Saturday.

This is right on time for 4/20 day, cannabis culture slang for marijuana consumption.

Seven Point, at 380 Eastgate Drive on the city's east side in front of the Econo Lodge off Lynch Road in Danville, will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

Products are continuing to come in, monitors are being installed for product information and to show music videos and other last-minute items are being readied.

Seven Point Danville Cannabis Dispensary CEO Brad Zerman said they are state licensed and ready to open. The design of the dispensary is a first of its kind cannabis and vinyl record shop.

Records are stocked in various genres, including rock, hip hop and country. There are record turntables, and other music memorabilia on the walls such as a signed guitar from Pearl Jam and a U2 signed leather jacket.

A bright, colorful Ames Bros mural is throughout the outside and inside the dispensary from the Seattle graphic designers known for Pearl Jam posters.

Zerman said Saturday's public opening will feature a D.J. and giveaways of trays and lighters.

The lobby is where people will show their IDs and check in. There is a cafe area that will have food for sale later in the year. In the future, Zerman would like to have a consumption lounge.

The display floor features a variety of cannabis products on shelves and new vinyl records, such as Green Day, the new Pearl Jam record and from a lot of other artists.

There are monitors/screens to learn about the products throughout the dispensary.

There also are the counter, fulfillment and storage areas.

Zerman said they hired 45 people to staff the dispensary.

People who order cannabis products online will go to a separate area to pick them up than in-store orders.

There is a wall of snacks for sale, including chocolate and popcorn.

One area that won't be functioning is the building has a drive-up window area that is currently closed off until the state will allow it.

Zerman is proud that the cannabis dispensary is unique.

"The whole point of it is to have more of a normalized store than just this weed shop that people keep opening up and they all look the same," Zerman said. "There's no learning or education at all."

This is the second cannabis dispensary in Danville to open and the third in Vermilion County.

Seven Point's groundbreaking occurred in July 2023.

The Danville City Council in December voted against allowing cannabis dispensaries to be located in more areas citywide.

"We just want to open and be here for 4/20," Zerman said.