“It’s pretty cool.”
That’s what Alpine Wellness’s co-owner, Michael Grady said about the recent approval granted to the cannabis cultivation and retail operation to open a dispensary on Norwood’s main drag. The shop is Alpine’s second shop. The flagship dispensary is in Telluride.
When the Norwood Town Board of Trustees unanimously approved Alpine’s application at a public hearing March 3, Grady, Alpine co-owner Nolan Murphy and the shop’s manager, Ian Murphy, got to work. The shop is located in what was formerly Uptown Salon. Instead of styling stations, the space will be now outfitted with gleaming display cabinets for its wares, and new furniture and internet are being installed, as well as the shop’s state-required installation of security and surveillance systems.
Grady said he’s heard “an overwhelming amount of joy” from Norwood-area residents about the new shop, and said, “it’s good for Norwood.”
“(The Town of) Norwood will collect taxes,” he said. “And, Norwood residents that usually would make the trip to Naturita or Telluride can now legally purchase cannabis where they live. We’ll be a positive part of the community.”
Alpine Wellness has been in business in Telluride for 11 years, first welcoming customers on the first day of 2014 when retail