Cannabis store opens in previous Fennville town corridor

FENNVILLE — The procedure took a lot more than 18 months, but Patt Dewenter has

FENNVILLE — The procedure took a lot more than 18 months, but Patt Dewenter has opened a marijuana dispensary in Fennville’s previous city hall.

The marijuana side of the enterprise launched in mid-August, but buyers have been equipped to shop CBD products since April 20.

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“I feel we are the only dispensary in the state with a total CBD retail outlet in front like that,” Dewenter stated. “We sell espresso and tea. In simple fact, CBD coffee is 1 of our most effective sellers.”

Commissioners approved the sale of the home at 222 Maple St. to Dewenter in March 2020, just months right after municipal personnel and elected officials moved to a new creating down the street.

“Any individual put me on to the neighborhood,” Dewenter reported of her choice to open up a cannabis shop in Fennville. “I started going to all the town corridor meetings and I really appreciated the men and women, and they ended up liking me.”

The organization has a leisure license, but will honor professional medical playing cards for bargains. Extra than something, Dewenter needs buyers to experience cozy.

“It’s extra of an practical experience,” she claimed. “Alternatively than managing in and grabbing your weed, it is really a a great deal much more individualized detail. We’re super pleasant, and you can just occur in and have a cup of espresso and hold out.”

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Pot stores have popped up across West Michigan in document numbers over the past calendar year. Even though recreational weed was legalized by voters in November 2018, Fennville didn’t approve its community marijuana restrictions until February 2020.

Dewenter has presently gained a number of provides from retail chains to buy her small business — but she’s turned every one particular of them down.

“At least enable me get open up initial,” she joked. 

But it truly is about much more than income to Dewenter.

“We are going to be doing a ton with community involvement, as opposed to just planting myself down on the aspect of the freeway and currently being section of a big corporation,” she reported. “That’s not the expertise I want to have. There is certainly a whole lot of modify heading on appropriate now, and us independents have to adhere collectively.”

Metropolis Hall Provisions is open up 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Dewenter plans to incorporate shipping and delivery options soon.

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