The opening for the town’s first retail recreational marijuana shop has been delayed, but is aiming for November.
CommCan originally planned to open its new location at 1525 Main St. (Rte. 109) before the end of the summer after recently completing its final inspection, but has been delayed after the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) updated it schedule from meeting twice monthly to only once, said CommCan CEO Marc Rosenfeld.
That means that they’ll get on the CCC’s agenda later than expected. Instead of a September meeting, they’re hoping to be scheduled in October, he said.
Inside the 3,000-square-foot building near the Medway line, built from the ground up, is a sleek interior lined with white quartz countertops, 13 HP computers for store associates and four flat screen televisions. Display cases will be set up in the lobby next month, with a shelf by the door stocked with about 30 tablets so customers can browse the menu while they wait in line, said Rosenfeld.
At CommCan’s medical dispensary in Southborough, which opened last September, they’re rolling out Dutchie, a marijuana delivery service, where you can order from tablets while standing in line.
About 100 customers visit that location on a daily basis, he said; Rosenfeld is expecting at least five times that amount to visit daily at the new Millis location.
Under the host community agreement (HCA) CommCan signed with the town, 6% of the facility’s gross income from adult-use sales will go to the town.
“That could be a tremendous number,” he said, somewhere along the lines of $750,000 a year.