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Texas 420 Smoke Shop

Rated 4 / 5.0 from 5 Reviews

Texas 420 Smoke Shop is a head shop in San Antonio, Texas.

You can also find vaping accessories and other vape shop products here.

Store Hours

  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Directions

Address

6707 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238

Phone Number
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Texas 420 Smoke Shop on 6707 Bandera Rd

Great staff, great prices. Highly recommend

Review by Mr. Mellow

Texas 420 Smoke Shop on 6707 Bandera Rd

Very nice selection extremely knowledgeable and great customer service. I highly recommend this place!

Review by Mad Lib

Texas 420 Smoke Shop on 6707 Bandera Rd

Just left this place today and let me tell you. first great experience in smoke shop in San Antonio since moving here. The owner not only has great customer service, but was very knowledgeable and helpful. Overall it was a great experience and I plan on making many trips. If your looking for some 5 star treatment look no further. the stars shine bright in that TEXAS420 Sky. Great people! Great deals!

Review by Justin Salazar

Texas 420 Smoke Shop on 6707 Bandera Rd

Really good head shop. Owner is very knowledgeable and informative.

Review by Daniel Wagemann

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Planet K defiant in face of coronavirus

Since Mayor Ron Nirenberg ordered residents to stay at home and all nonessential businesses to close last month to stop the spread of the coronavirus, authorities have observed violations at hundreds of locations.

In all, the city has counted at least 880 violations, including a North Side bar still selling beer, a South Side beauty salon still cutting hair and people not standing 6 feet apart while waiting to pick up food at a West Side restaurant. In the vast majority of cases, a simple warning was enough to gain compliance.

But none has tested the city’s resolve to enforce its measure more than Planet K.

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At the smoke shop chain, patrons are accustomed to shopping for pipes, paraphernalia and other irreverent gifts and supplies with a countercultural vibe. Last week, authorities had made a total of 21 visits to Planet K locations across the city, repeatedly issuing warnings and citations even as its employees said the chain’s owner, Austin resident Michael Kleinman, was refusing to shut down and “forcing” them to keep working.

Finally, on Sunday, the city revoked its certificate of occupancy for a Planet K on Austin Highway, authorizing the disconnection of all electric, gas and water service there “due to risk to life.” It is the only instance so far of such a governmental clampdown here during the pandemic.

This led Kleinman to reluctantly close his shops here — at least temporarily. On Monday, he said the cities of Austin, San Marcos, Bryan and Universal City still were allowing him to operate, the latter by curbside. A notably litigious owner who has appeared in a T-shirt with the slogan “Less Government, More Fun,” Kleinman has vowed to sue if the city doesn’t reverse its interpretation of his stock as nonessential.

“The fact that we are being jacked around by San Antonio and nowhere else in Texas means they’re violating our equal protection under the law,” Kleinman said. “We’ve tried to comply with these idiots. We’ve done our best to comply with the city of San Antonio. But where they’re wrong, they’re wrong.”

Kleinman, 68, insisted that Planet K qualified as essential under Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent statewide order, in part because it sells “household necessities” such as “vitamin supplements, candy, drinks, soda and beer, that many have come to rely on to manage their health.”

He added, “We sell smoking accessories. We sell sexual aids. You know people need the sexual aids now more than ever. What do you think they’re doing at home? I mean, this is outrageous. But we still sell everything the convenience stores sell.”

Assistant City Manager Rod Sanchez was unfazed.

“He’s going to lawyer up and sue us,” Sanchez said. “We said, ‘Fine.’ We started with this one (on Austin Highway). But we’re keeping an eye on the others.”

On Monday, someone had posted a sign at the Planet K on Austin Highway urging visitors to call Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan to protest its closure. Across the city, a location on Goliad Road also was closed, although two employees stood behind the counter inside.

On a chalkboard by the front door, someone had responded to the prompt “Before I die …” by scrawling, “I want to smoke so much I pass out, wake up hungry to eat a triple burger from Whataburger.”

Kleinman had agreed to close the Goliad location on the first day of the mayor’s order, according to city records. The same process played out at two other locations that day.

But a week later, Planet K’s across the city remained open for business. At a location on West Avenue, a city official called police after employees there insisted that Abbott’s order had superseded the mayor’s declaration as it pertained to Planet K.

“Manager not cooperating,” city records said. “Manager was told that she would continue to receive a fine every day they were in violation.”

By Thursday, a Planet K on Evers Road had received no fewer than seven warnings. At the Goliad location, employees insisted that Kleinman was “forcing them to stay here and work and keep the store open.” Again, police were called. Over the phone, Kleinman refused to close.

That day, authorities began issuing Planet K citations that now total at least seven. Last week, the city had issued just four other citations — to a vape store on Austin Highway and to three men playing with a BB gun outside an apartment complex in the South Texas Medical Center.

Violations carry a potential $2,000 fine or possible jail time.

“Our approach is first educate, warn, then cite,” Sanchez said. “Pretty much all our citations have been to Planet K.”

If Kleinman’s history is any guide, he won’t go down without a fight.

Ten years ago, the business owner tried to carry a spat with the city of San Marcos over a junked car-turned-cactus planter all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (It declined to hear the case, he said.) In 2018, he won a suit against the city of Austin over a sandbar that had formed in a river behind his property from runoff. A few months later, he sued the city of Bryan over its sign ordinance.

“I’m a constitutionalist,” Kleinman said Monday. “I believe in the Constitution of the United States. And the government apparently doesn’t.”

Brian Chasnoff

Brian Chasnoff is a graduate of Tulane University, as well as the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Masters Degree in Journalism.

He joined the San Antonio Express-News in 2005 as a crime reporter. He was a metro columnist for seven years before joining the investigations team in 2019.

As a reporter and a columnist, Brian has exposed corruption and cover-ups at the top levels of local government, including at City Hall and the Bexar County courthouse.

The city has observed at least 880 violations of its declaration of a public health emergency since last month.