The Patient Station of Ypsilanti will celebrate its grand opening for adult use/recreational cannabis tomorrow (Saturday, August 22) with a day-long rolling party at its store at 539 S. Huron in Ypsilanti:
Cars that roll up for curbside service will be greeted by store ambassadors and treated to food, shaved ice, store swag, and vendor specials—all brought right to customers as they pick up cannabis orders.
“As much as we’d love to have a traditional grand opening bash, we’re very conscious of people’s health and our responsibility during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Cory Nemeth, operations lead at The Patient Station.
The music mix is from Detroit’s DJ Don Q; Foodies food truck is cooking up pulled pork sliders and mac n cheese for customers from 1-5 PM. Shaved ice from the Kona Ice Truck will be on hand, too.
“People don’t have to do a thing – we’ll bring the party to your car,” said Ryan Nemeth, The Patient Station’s general manager. “We’ve been open for adult-use sales since mid-July and have been working on how best to celebrate during a pandemic. We promise it’ll be fun and safe. We’re looking forward to seeing our current patients and meeting new people, too.”
The heart of their business is medical marijuana – the Nemeths began researching cannabis when their mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. What they discovered about the power of the plant during that time inspired them to open The Patient Station.