SF Gate reports that Dunegrass, Manistee’s first marijuana business, is ready to officially open its doors for business at 28 Arthur St. on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting event set for 10 a.m. and the first 50 people eligible to receive door prize gifts:
As patients and customers walk past the freshly planted young dune grass outside and enter the lobby area, sandy beach tones greet visitors as well as handmade cherry wood cabinets that nod to the business’ Traverse City roots and a watery blue epoxied floor meant to reference water near the dunes.
…When asked why they would go to the extra lengths to include more of Manistee sights into the business, Piedmonte asked “why not?”
“We don’t want to do the minimum amount required. We truly want to go above and beyond,” Piedmonte said. “We feel the customer experience is a big deal and everything we can do to let everyone know that we’re grounded in northern Michigan and big fans of the area.”
The business has products such as flowers in various forms such as loose or prerolled, concentrates, waxes, topicals and edibles.
Dunegrass aims to serve both medical patients and adult use customers and is the first out of about nine marijuana businesses that were proposed in the city last year.
…by the end of the year, the family plans to open five adult-use locations. This is the first Dunegrass business to open, and others are planned in places like Beulah, Big Rapids and Marquette.
Nick Piedmonte said their goal is to “to grow Dunegrass into the largest multipoint marijuana retailer in the state whose base of operations is located here in northern Michigan.”