FENNVILLE — The method took greater than 18 months, however Patt Dewenter has opened a marijuana dispensary in Fennville’s former metropolis corridor.
The marijuana aspect of the enterprise launched in mid-August, however prospects have been capable of store CBD merchandise since April 20.
“I believe we’re the one dispensary within the state with a full CBD retailer in entrance like that,” Dewenter stated. “We promote espresso and tea. In reality, CBD espresso is one in every of our greatest sellers.”
Commissioners approved the sale of the property at 222 Maple St. to Dewenter in March 2020, simply weeks after municipal workers and elected officers moved to a brand new constructing down the road.
“Someone put me onto the group,” Dewenter stated of her option to open a marijuana store in Fennville. “I began going to all town corridor conferences and I actually appreciated the individuals, and so they ended up liking me.”
The enterprise has a leisure license, however will honor medical playing cards for reductions. Greater than something, Dewenter needs prospects to really feel comfy.
“It is extra of an expertise,” she stated. “Moderately than operating in and grabbing your weed, it is a way more customized factor. We’re tremendous pleasant, and you may simply are available in and have a cup of espresso and hang around.”
Pot retailers have popped up throughout West Michigan in document numbers over the previous yr. Although leisure weed was legalized by voters in November 2018, Fennville did not approve its native marijuana laws till February 2020.
Dewenter has already acquired a number of presents from retail chains to buy her enterprise — however she’s turned every one in every of them down.
“A minimum of let me get open first,” she joked.
However it’s about greater than cash to Dewenter.
“We’ll be doing quite a bit with group involvement, versus simply planting myself down on the aspect of the freeway and being a part of a giant company,” she stated. “That is not the expertise I wish to have. There’s a number of change happening proper now, and us independents have to stay collectively.”
Metropolis Corridor Provisions is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Dewenter plans so as to add supply choices quickly.
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