Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Is First In Dracut And First Of Three For GreenStar
WALTHAM, MASS. – October 6, 2020 – Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting, construction management and design-build firm based in Waltham, Mass., has announced that it completed the build-out of GreenStar Herbals’ first recreational cannabis dispensary. The 13,000-square-foot shop, located at 76 Pleasant St. in Dracut, opened on October 5.
GreenStar offers a wide variety of recreational cannabis products, including flowers, tinctures, oils, salves, patches, and various edible choices. Located in a historic mill building, the store is the first recreational dispensary in Dracut and the first of three GreenStar plans to open, with shops in Chelsea and Maynard following later this year.
“We are very pleased to have our first dispensary open to serve the cannabis customers in the Merrimack Valley area, and to support the town of Dracut,” said Tom Morey, Owner, GreenStar Herbals. “This is a historic building where supplies for World War II were produced. We honor that history and look forward to being a strong part of Dracut’s future as a strong, committed member of the community.”
Vantage worked closely with Caveney Architectural Collaborative on the project. Customers are welcomed in a secure reception area for check-in. The retail area has a large space for customers to browse products and two relaxing seating sections, one featuring a fireplace. There is new millwork throughout, most notably in the point of sales counters and display cases. Numerous plants, striking artwork from Maynard ArtSpace and abundant natural lighting create a very warm atmosphere.
A consultation area provides GreenStar a more discrete space for customer conversations and education. For GreenStar employees there are two small offices for administrative work, a break room and a locker area. The project included new electrical and HVAC systems, to ensure the proper care and storage of GreenStar’s products.
GreenStar’s dispensary is located on the fourth floor of the former manufacturing facility, in a space that had been long unoccupied. The Vantage project team took care to retain as much of the structure’s historic character as possible. The building envelope was fully restored, utilizing existing brick, and the 100-year-old hardwood floors were reconditioned to a beautiful finish. The result creates an interesting contrast between the historic brick building’s aesthetic and the modern flourishes of the high-end retail location. Vantage added new entrances to the parking area, as well as an ADA-compliant ramp.
“We worked closely with Caveney Architectural Collaborative to deliver GreenStar Herbals an elegant yet welcoming retail establishment,” said Ed Silva, Principal, Vantage Builders. “We were very mindful of GreenStar’s desire to open as quickly as possible and were pleased to complete the project in a timeframe that met their sales plans.
About Vantage Builders, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Vantage Builders is a full-service construction management, general contracting and design-build firm serving corporations, building owners, developers, property managers and institutions throughout New England. Our team of professionals is dedicated to successfully completing projects – from ground-up construction to tenant improvements and renovations – that create the environments in which our clients’ employees thrive and their businesses succeed. We have extensive experience serving the corporate, retail, industrial, cannabis, healthcare and education markets. For more information, please visit www.vb-inc.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram (@vantagebuilders) and Twitter (@VantageBldrs).
About GreenStar Herbals
Green Star Herbals provides the finest grade cannabis to adults in Massachusetts. Our products are organically produced and laboratory tested for safety, potency, and consistency and are distributed exclusively through our locations in Massachusetts. Our product-focused and care driven staff revolve around premier customer education and service. Specified evaluations, dietary considerations and comfort level will direct our customers to a full range of options, including: flowers, tinctures, oils, salves, patches, and various edible choices. Compassion and community service are trademarks of Green Star Herbals and will be exemplified through our educational and community outreach programs. For more information, please visit www.greenstarherb.com or follow us on Instagram (@greenstarherbals).
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