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Central Seattle’s I-502 pot shop turns in a $trong October

With one court win under its belt and the current legal fight shifting to sort out the latest attempt to shut the shop prior to the holidays, 23rd and Union’s Uncle Ike’s seems to also be doing alright on the business end of things.

The state’s records show the store, which opened on the last day of September, had a great October. Liquor control board records, in fact, rank Uncle Ike’s as the third highest grossing I-502 retail shop in the state last month:

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One caveat on the numbers — our friends at highaboveseattle.com are working on what happened to the totals of New Vansterdam in Vancouver which was raking in more than $20,000 per day earlier this year. Even when that is cleared up, Uncle Ike’s is probably still in the top four.

At more than $15,000 per day in marijuana sales, Ike’s, a CHS advertiser, has kept up the pace CHS reported after its first week of business — and then some. 23rd and Union’s gains could be losses for other areas of the city, however. High Above Seattle notes that co-owner KC Franks also was awarded I-502 licenses for other parts of the city and, with the success of Ike’s, may be less likely to pursue opening additional stores.

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Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Amount of tax revenue raised by prayer and street protests: $0.
Amount of tax revenue raised by pot: CHA-CHING!

COMTE
COMTE
6 years ago

Amount of negative economic impact busy-body churchies have on legally-operating business: none.

Omari Tahir
Omari Tahir
6 years ago

23RD AND UNION DOPE STORE TAKES A BEATING AT GARFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER MEETING MONDAY NOVEMBER 10TH. DOPE STORE OWNER AND BODY GUARD RAN OUT OF MEETING UNDER COMMUNITY OUTRAGE? DOPE STORE AT 23RD AND UNION???? WHAT STUPIDITY AT ITS WORST.

SUNDAY OCT 19TH 2014 OMARI TAHIR CAUGHT IAN EISENBERG STEALING HIS PROTEST SIGNS. OMARI ON BICYCLE INTERCEPTED THE THIEF AND DEMANDED HIS SIGNS. EISENBERG DROPPED THE SIGNS AND STOOD ON THEM AND DEMAND OMARI GET OFF HIS PROPERTY. OMARI RESPONDED ” EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS NATIVE AMERICAN PROPERTY AND IAN YOU ARE A ‘COLUMBUS TYPE EUROPEAN SETTLER / OCCUPIER COLONIAL TERRORIST’. EISENBERG THEN ORDERED HIS GOON TO PUT OMARI OFF “HIS” PROPERTY. EISENBERG AND HIS GOON THEN PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED OMARI. OMARI AS USUAL NEUTRALIZED THE ATTACK AND EIsENBERG THEN CALLED THE POLICE THAT WERE PARKED ON 24TH AND UNION BESIDES THE HISTORIC LIBERTY BANK? THE POLICE REFUSED TO RESPOND WHEN IN FORMED THAT THE PERSON HE WANTED REMOVED FROM HIS PROPERTY WAS, “OMARI TAHIR THE ONE WHO KNOCKED OUT MAYOR SCHELL” ON THE SAME CORNER. THE POLICE PARKED AROUND THE CORNER ON THE SAME BLOCK REFUSED TO RESPOND UNTIL EISENBERG HAD GIVEN OMARI’S PROTEST SIGNS BACK TO HIM.
OMARI HAS FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE LIQUOR BOARD AND DEMANDED A COPY OF THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWING THE ASSAULT. OMARI IS ALSO REQUESTING A COPY OF THE 911 CALL TO SEATTLE POLICE PENDING FILING OF FEDERAL RICO RACKETEERING LAW SUIT AGAINST IAN EISENBERG, UNCLE IKE’S, THE CITY OF SEATTLE AND THE WASHINGTON STATE LIQUOR BOARD. STAY TUNED, IAN AND HIS GOON SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVER ATTACKED OMARI FOR PROTESTING EISENBERG’S ILLEGAL DOPE STORE NEXT TO A CHURCH???
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BUSINESS FOR THE HIGHLANDS OFF 145TH AND AURORA, BROADMOOR, MADISON PARK, SEWARD PARK ETC, WHERE PEOPLE CAN AFFORD FOR THEIR MONEY TO “GO UP IN SMOKE”???. AS FAR AS A “WEED AND SEED” CRIME STORE ON 23RD AND UNION??? ONLY A COMMUNITY OUTSIDER, DESTROYER, “WANNA BE GENTRIFIER / EHTNIC CLEANSER LIKE IAN OR A “CIRCUS CLOWN” WOULD ATTEMPT TO ADD TO THE MURDER COUNT ON THIS BLOCK CURRENTLY AT 6 (LARRY WARD 1970, CHICAGO NATIVE 1990s (IN FRONT OF HELEN’S / THOMPSON’S VIEW POINT / NEIGHBOR LADIES, BOTH OWNERS OF FORMER BUSINESS BEFORE MED MIX (ARSON FIRE ENDING) ONE OWNER MURDERED INSIDE BUILDING THE OTHER NEAR BY (1990s), AARON ROBERTS (2001), AND KEVIN BROWN (2014),
WOW WHAT HISTORY NOT INCLUDING THE “FERGUSON STYLE” RIOTING ON THIS CORNER (1968, 1969) AND FORMER MAYOR PAUL SHELL’S ACCIDENT (2001)??? TWO SAYINGS APPLY, ONE “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT” AND TWO, “THOSE THAT DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE BOUND TO REPEAT IT”. 23RD AND UNION HAS BEEN / IS THE CENTER OF AFRICATOWN / CD SINCE THE 1950s. HOW WOULD I KNOW??? BEEN LIVING WITH IN 15 BLOCKS OF 23RD AND UNION SINCE 1946 INCLUDING DIRECTLY BEHIND POST OFFICE ON 24TH. PLEASE RESEARCH AND THEN FILE LAWSUIT AS TO HOW IAN ENDED UP WITH “WEED AND SEED” STORE WITH OUT WINING “WEED LOTTERY’???? STAY TUNED THE BATTLE IS AT THE STARTING LINE BUT THE END IS VERY EASY TO SEE??? NO ONE BUT A FOOL WOULD BE FORE A “WEED AND SEED” CRIME STORE TO ADD TO THE CONFLICT ON UNION?? TEAR DOWN THE “WEED STORE” NOT LIBERTY BANK??????? “IT TAKES A VILLAGE (AFRICATOWN AND CHINATOWN) TO RAISE A CHILD”. SEE YOU ON THE CORNER OF 23RD AND UNION DAILY. Omari Tahir, FOUNDER / PRESIDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER, AFRICATOWN / CHINATOWN SUPPORTER.
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Omari Tahir on Monday, September 29, 2014 – 1:31 am said:
BY THE WAY DON’T FORGET TO CONTACT THE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE AND YOUR LAWYER ABOUT THIS ASININE IDEA TO PUT A “WEED AND SEED” CRIME STORE ON 23RD AND UNION WHILE POLITICIANS WALK THE STREETS AGAINST CRIME AND WASTE MORE TAX DOLLAR$$$$$ HIRING 100 MORE UPRODUCTIVE TAX DRAINING ANGRY AND VIOLENT GOVERNMENT STREET AGENTS WITH GUNS AND BADGES WITH LITTLE EDUCATION (MEDICAL DOCTOR WITH OPERATING KNIFE AND ONLY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA)??? WHAT ABOUT HIRING 100 MORE TEACHERS FOR MADRONA, LESHI, STEVENS, WASHINGTON, MEANY, GARFIELD ECT WITH COLLEGE DEGREES (MASTERS AND PHDs FOR CHEAPER PRICE??? Omari Tahir

Robert
Robert
6 years ago
Reply to  Omari Tahir

I’m taking up a fund to get Omar to a computer class so he can learn the mysteries of the Caps Lock key. Okay, fella, one more time. You see that “A” key? Good! Now move your eyes just a wee bit to the left. You see that oblong key there? Good. Now press it. Excellent! No, no, no, don’t press it again! Okay, we need to start over again.

Jim98122x
Jim98122x
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert

Why bother? As soon as you see a page long missive in ALL CAPS, you already know who it’s by. So you can skip right over all of it, in all it’s glorious lunatic Tourette’s-ness. He’s doing you a favor, it saves you a lot of time if you already know what you can ignore.

Del
Del
6 years ago
Reply to  Jim98122x

“Glorious lunatic Tourette’s-ness.”

A comment nearly as funny as the Omari’s posts.

Manny
Manny
6 years ago

I realize these posts only bring out either people trying to profit from the store or trying to shut it down.

Jim98122x
Jim98122x
6 years ago
Reply to  Manny

Well, I’m not trying to shut it down, so I guess I must be trying to profit from it? I wonder how….I have no idea. Perhaps you could clue me in? How do I stand to profit from Uncle Ike’s? If I’ve got something coming, I want to know when, and how much?!

Spiffy D
Spiffy D
6 years ago
Reply to  Manny

I think the neighborhood profits from having a legal open business on that corner instead of an empty lot. Also, all of us are profiting from the tax revenues, right?

RainWorshipper
RainWorshipper
6 years ago

Of course they are doing well, they are selling an addictive drug. No brainer there. Big profits for them, big loss to society.

JTContinental
JTContinental
6 years ago
Reply to  RainWorshipper

Exactly like a church–why can’t they get along?

COMTE
COMTE
6 years ago
Reply to  RainWorshipper

There’s a very good reason Marx alluded to organized religion as “the opiate of the masses”…

poop
poop
6 years ago
Reply to  RainWorshipper

Coffee is addictive too. Should we ban coffee shops?