Grand Opening Thursday, April 1 at 10:00am
By Crystal Harrell
After investing over two years of planning, Four Twenty Banks is finally opening. A once-dilapidated building that sat vacant for over 23 years has now been completely transformed into an on-site cannabis consumption lounge and epic event venue—one of which is the very first of its kind.
In collaboration with their business-savvy minds and plentiful experience, Entrepreneurs Nolan Moore and Julie Montante have deliberately chosen to break the stereotype of the typical cannabis consumer and elevate the minds of the public. They are paving the way for an entirely new concept. This inclusion of a vibrant demographic to the downtown Palm Springs area makes this the absolute perfect location to introduce such a groundbreaking business.
Julie Montante previously opened PSA Organica in downtown Palm Springs in 2016. Julie’s brother, Len Montante, is an important part of both PSA Organica and Four Twenty Bank. He works in management operations and buying.
Julie got into the industry when her mother developed stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 45. She wanted to find alternatives to chemo, radiation and surgery without stripping her of her dignity. This was the beginning of a journey for Julie and Lenny to pursue their dream of helping others in need, while being supported by Susan Littleton, the metric’s and office manager.
Nolan Moore began purchasing real estate at the young age of 17. He started a prestigious financial firm over 24 years ago based in Redlands, California that specializes in structured, liability and tax services. Over the years he has created and operated several companies all in different industries such as real estate development, cosmetic service salons, cannabis distribution, packaging, branding and retail.
Nolan has also spent the last two years recording with a local producer in studio in Palm Springs. He joined his first Christian rock band at age 15 as a lead singer and is introducing his love of music to his two daughters.
The Four Twenty Bank dispensary and concert lounge offers a wide range of products including a full assortment of sodas, cocktails, beer and wine that contain zero alcohol and are CBD- and THC-infused. It also carries all the top brands of cannabis from King Garden to Cookies, as well as a vast variety of prerolls, live rosin, wax, oils, enriched lotions and creams, vape pens and cartridges. The Four Twenty Bank carries the largest variety of products in the entire Coachella Valley. With the cannabis community being fully accepted in the desert region, this is a celebration of an industry that is beneficial community as a whole.
Working side by side with local professionals and the city of Palm Springs, Four Twenty Bank strived to exceed every request the city had regarding ventilation in this location to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for patrons, including social distancing and all who enjoy the downtown area.
The city of Palm Springs has been extremely helpful, cooperative and supportive during the transformation. The custom filtration system is designed to create a unique airflow that is designed to pull fresh air into the building while lifting out smoke and purifying it before exiting the extended vents. The major overhaul of this landmark that is over 17,000 square feet includes double glass entry doors that will be maintained at all times by security specialists, three oversized crystal chandeliers that each have over 4,000 hanging crystals and a completely custom rolling point of sale cases to make this space transformable for night time and concert events when allowed.
The upstairs section is home to private rooms and Sky Suites that are available to use for hosting individual events and will be primarily used for members, invitation-only parties with exclusive access and reserved for VIP guests. There will be additional rental space available as well.
By combining the consumption lounge and dispensary with a concert and arts experience, Four Twenty Bank is on track to become a staple of the community. There will be a wide array of experiences for our guests to enjoy — from special events that will have a limited number of attendees to large performances that will draw massive crowds.
Four Twenty Bank also has a limited number of Private Label Society Memberships that will have priority access to the event calendar plus many other benefits. Four Twenty Bank also envisions building a business model that can be applied to other unique properties in other major cities across the world.
The goal for Julie and Nolan is to supply compassion to those in need in a safe and comfortable environment. Julie donates 5 percent of after-tax receipts each month to local charities. She also works with Well in the Desert, Desert Aids Project, Martha’s Kitchen and the AIDS assistance Program.
Hours of operation will be daily from 10:00am -8:00pm.