Proposed east Amherst center marijuana shop to hold outreach meeting


Published: eight/1/2019 11:56:50 PM

Modified: eight/1/2019 11:56:38 PM

AMHERST — A recreational marijuana shop is getting proposed for a vacant storefront on College Street.

RC Retail Amherst LLC is eyeing the 328 College St. place and will hold a mandated neighborhood outreach meeting at six p.m. Tuesday at the Inn at Boltwood, 30 Boltwood Ave.

Financial Improvement Director Geoff Kravitz said that prior to RC Retail, primarily based in Meriden, Connecticut, can move forward, it will have to seek a license from the state’s Cannabis Manage Commission and be advised to negotiate a host neighborhood agreement with the town manager.

RC Retail would be the very first adult-use marijuana shop in the east Amherst village center, just down the hill from Amherst College. The site most not too long ago housed Green Wave Garden Provide &amp Hydroponics, a organization that catered to clients who wanted to develop their personal marijuana plants. Just before that, it was the children’s clothes retailer Monkey Company.

Kravitz stated the RC initials stand for Red Cardinal, not recreational cannabis.

Only 1 marijuana retailer has opened in town, Rise Holdings Inc. at 169 Meadow St., in North Amherst. Proposed shops that would be closer to the University of Massachusets are Herbology Group Inc. at 422 Amity St., Mass Option Care at 55 University Drive and MassMedicum at 85 University Drive. Just 1 pot shop has been thought of for downtown, Silver Therapeutics, which is hunting at a vacant storefront at 37 Boltwood Stroll.

Scott Merzbach can be reached at [email protected]


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