A brand new marijuana dispensary has opened simply north of Denver, with an eye fixed on residents of close by cities. Berkeley Dispensary, a pot store in unincorporated Adams County, sits proper by the borders of Arvada and Westminster, suburbs that ban marijuana gross sales.
Since greater than 330,000 residents stay within the two cities mixed, Berkeley Dispensary co-owner Rita Tsalyuk sees a possibility to serve suburban stoners and commuters alike. The store is a part of Yuma Means, a dispensary possession group with shops in Glendale, Longmont and Denver’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, so she’s used to serving prospects off the crushed path.
“Being the closest [dispensary] to Arvada, the placement could be very handy for the west facet of city in addition to transit vacationers,” she says. “The west facet of the Denver metro has lastly added this handy possibility.” Actually, the brand new dispensary is so near Arvada that even Google Maps lists the city in Berkeley Dispensary’s deal with — however the retailer is definitely exterior the border, in accordance with Tsalyuk.
Denver-area dispensaries have been chasing suburban marijuana customers residing in cities with out pot gross sales for a while. Denver and Wheat Ridge have a handful of dispensaries on the Arvada border, whereas Thornton and Federal Heights serve prospects driving from southern elements of Broomfield (one other city that bans dispensaries) and Westminster.
Artist Derek Carpenter works on Berkeley Dispensary’s storefront mural.
Courtesy of Rita Tsalyuk
Berkeley Dispensary’s location is much more doubtlessly profitable, because it’s in Berkeley Village, a shopping mall north of the Berkeley neighbored nestled between interstates 70 and 76. Yuma Means put up a billboard-sized signal to catch drivers’ consideration as they head house from work, and introduced in psychedelic artist Derek Carpenter to color the storefront.
Yuma Means additionally owns the Espresso Joint, Denver’s solely licensed enterprise for marijuana social use.
Berkeley Dispensary is now open seven days per week from eight a.m. to 9:45 p.m. at 5398 Sheridan Boulevard. The corporate remains to be hiring workers for its latest dispensary, Tsalyuk says.