City Councilor Josh Turiel was the shop’s first customer.
“One of the things I’m buying is a pre-roll, and that’s going to be stuck into a trophy or something,” Turiel said. “Then, I’ll buy something that I’ll use.”
Unlike Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access in Northampton, ATG required its customers to make online appointments. Instead of waiting for hours like people in Leicester and Northampton, customers in Salem said they had short wait times, for the most part.
“It took me 15 minutes to get through,” said customer Bonnie Matheson. “It’s better than the doctor’s office.”
In addition, ATG also did its part to limit traffic issues. Those with appointments were only allowed to park on specific streets, and the shop also offered a free shuttle service from the MBTA Commuter Rail parking lot