TerrAscend Corp. quietly opened its largest East Coast dispensary, The Apothecarium in Maplewood, on May 4, and held its grand opening May 7.
The multi-state operator runs a location in Phillipsburg supplied by the crop of its grow in Boonton Township, which will now grow product for the 6,500-square-foot store.
On the size of the dispensary—more than three times the size of an average dispensary—Senior Vice President of Retail Operations TerrAscend subsidiary Ilera Healthcare Chantelle Elsner said TerrAscend built The Apothecarium Maplewood “for the future”: For adult use.
“We designed a store that gives people the ability to come in and shop and browse. We have a bud bar where we can display cannabis in tethered little cannapods, where you can come in and take a look at the flower and smell it. You can walk around and see all our brands and products on the floor, similar to an Apple store. It gives you a very mainstream shopping experience,” she said.
There’s room for 15 registers, seven of which are operational already; and the back-of-house has a garage for suppliers to drive their vehicles in and unload product,