North American cannabis operator TerrAscend announced recently that it was putting together a plan that would allow it to open more stores before the end of the year. It has now taken another step forward with that goal and has launched its eighth nationwide dispensary. The latest is in Capitola, California, giving the company five shops located throughout the state.
Branded under The Apothecarium name, the new Apothecarium Capitola is a full-service dispensary serving both the medical and recreational cannabis markets. It offers a full range of products, including edibles, flowers, vaping products, topicals and more, and will support online ordering through TerrAscend’s Apothecarium.com website. Orders can be made either for delivery or in-store pickup.
TerrAscend CEO Jason Ackerman says of the expansion, “We are thrilled to expand the reach of the Apothecarium’s award-winning customer-centric experience and look forward to servicing guests throughout Santa Cruz county. This is in keeping with our successful East Coast model of placing dispensaries in carefully selected small cities and suburbs.”
The new dispensary was designed with the consumer in mind. It is easy to navigate and offers a curated selection of “neo-Victorian furnishings” complemented by modern touches and natural light. It was designed by Urban Chalet, an interior design firm, and architect Vincent Gonzaga, both of which were responsible for the design of the other four The Apothecarium dispensaries in the Bay Area.
Adds The Apothecarium CEO and co-founder Ryan Hudson, “We are excited to begin serving guests in Capitola, Santa Cruz and nearby towns at our newest location across from the Capitola Mall. At the Apothecarium, we have emphasized customer education via one-on-one consultations to help our patients and guests find the best products for their needs.”
In keeping with established protocols designed to combat the spread of COVID-19, The Apothecarium’s Capitola dispensary adheres to strict policies regarding social distancing, the use of face masks, continuous sanitization processes and no-contact check-in.