For Release February 11, 2016
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Studio A64 Hosts Grand Re-opening Under New Owners; Celebrates Three Year Anniversary
Festivities start on Saturday, February 13, at 10 a.m. to midnight; ribbon cutting ceremony is at 3 p.m. with
Colorado Springs, CO— February 11, 2016—Studio A64, a Colorado Springs-based cannabis club, will host a grand re-opening this Saturday under its new ownership. Wanda Stark and Ambur Racek purchased Studio A64 at 332
E. Colorado Avenue from founder KC Stark last October. Studio A64 is the Gold Winner of the Indy's Best in Colorado Springs award, voted best cannabis club in 2015. After learning that Studio A64 was for sale, the duo bought “the original cannabis club” with an eye toward transforming the existing business to an upscale establishment with an Amsterdam-inspired coffee shop ambiance. Gone is the red, buffalo-inspired décor, replaced by calming hues that complement exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. Art from local artists adorn the walls.
The newly remodeled Studio A64 will offer:
a new signature line of non-alcoholic artisan coffees and drinks;
an expanded menu that includes fresh, delicious food—ranging from pastries and appetizers to hearty chilis and comfort food that will please the most discerning palettes;
live music and a variety of events, including “Canvas and Cannabis” painting classes, First Friday ArtWalk, Comedy Night, and Game Day;
a sundry of educational classes and workshops—marijuana and non-marijuana related.
Membership starts at $5.00 for a one-day pass. Must be 21 years of age or older.
“Our goal from the onset was to create a meeting house of sorts, where people can gather and enjoy fresh, delicious food, excellent service, and a great atmosphere,” said Wanda Stark.
Stark, a widow whose husband Greg Stark, a retired Army Master Sergeant who managed the Department of Disabled American Veterans Office in Colorado Springs after his retirement from the military, battled cancer for many years until his death in 2013, one day before Thanksgiving. Eating was very painful and difficult for Greg due to cancer treatment that destroyed his salivary glands. For some time, he was able to take nourishment only through a feeding tube, directly into his stomach. After her husband was introduced to medical marijuana, Wanda, who has never used marijuana, saw a noticeable improvement in Greg’s quality of life. He was able to eat on his own and enjoy what Wanda describes as a “reasonably normal life.”
“Chronic illness and pain is hard enough,” Stark commented. “It can also be very isolating. I was grateful to see how effective marijuana was in taking the edge off of Greg’s pain and improving his ability to cope with his deteriorating health and impending death. Losing Greg was devastating but I’m at peace knowing that he had some semblance of a normal life before he died.”
Through this experience, Wanda gained first-hand knowledge and an appreciation for marijuana and its benefits. That’s why when Racek, a fitness instructor with an extensive background in the food service industry, approached her with the idea of starting a cannabis club, Wanda was quick to agree.
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The keys to Studio A64 were turned over to Stark and Racek on November 1, 2015. The two have been hard at work, transforming the club into a coffee shop/ meeting house with a clean, fresh appearance that is more inviting to patrons.
"The Southern Colorado Cannabis Council is very honored to work with Studio A64 and to represent them in our political work,” said Jason Warf, Executive Director of the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council. “Cannabis consumption clubs are a necessity to both the medical and the recreational markets here in Colorado. Studio A64 and our other members strive to be responsible owners and provide the best service possible to their patrons. Wanda Stark and Ambur Racek go way beyond what we look for in our membership and set an example for the rest to follow.
Congratulations to Studio A64 on its grand re-opening! We wish them many years of success!"
Grand Re-Opening Celebration: Saturday, February 13, 10 A.M. to Midnight This weekend’s grand re-opening celebration will offer:
- 20% off all memberships—daily, monthly, yearly. Membership fees start at $5.00 for a daily pass and $100 for a VIP monthly pass. This offer is valid for membership purchases made on Saturday, Feb 13 only.
- At 10 a.m., free donuts from Amy’s Donuts will be served to new and existing Studio A64 members;
- Starting at noon, a smorgasbord of musicians will perform throughout the day and evening;
- From 12-3 p.m. there will be raffle drawings for free memberships, food, and beverage items;
- At 3 p.m., the Studio A64 owners will be joined by Colorado Springs’ Downtown Partnership for a ribbon cutting ceremony-- the newly renovated space and menu will be presented to the public for the first time;
- At 6 p.m., Human Being will release their new album; the band will perform from 6-8 p.m.;
- At 9 p.m., comedy group The Thompson Boys will perform;
- Kathryn Harris, paint instructor, will be on hand to talk about “Canvas and Cannabis” classes throughout the day.
The grand re-opening will culminate in a “Sweets for My Sweetie” celebration at midnight, in honor of Studio A64’s three year anniversary and Valentine’s Day, which are both on Sunday, February 14. Guests will enjoy a chocolate fountain with dunk-able delectables, including fruit and cookies.
What: Studio A64 Grand Re-opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
When: Saturday, February 13, 10 A.M. to midnight; ribbon cutting ceremony is Saturday at 3 P.M.
Where: Studio A64, 332 E. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Price: Starting at $3.00 for a day pass
More info: For additional details about Studio A64, please visit www.studioa64.com
About Studio A64
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Studio A64 is an upscale cannabis club with an inviting ambiance and friendly staff. The Gold Winner of the Indy's Best in Colorado Springs cannabis club in 2015, Studio A64 offers an assortment of artisan non-alcoholic beverages, accompanied by an eclectic menu of comfort foods and craft cuisine to satisfy discerning foodies. Live local music and a sundry of entertainment and educational venues are offered throughout the week. Memberships start at $5.00 for a daily pass. Must be 21 years or older. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.studioa64.com
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