Two entrepreneurs from Whately, a small town in Massachusetts, are looking to reinvent their current business to offer what would be a unique offering in the state’s cannabis industry.
The owners of Club Castaway, a strip club, plan to turn their business into a topless cannabis dispensary, which would set them apart in the state’s legal industry, which accounts for several billion dollars, reports the Boston Business Journal.
“The market is very saturated. There are a lot of operators, and everyone offers the same experience,” said owner Nick Spagnola. “It’s definitely a way to stand out while keeping the spirit of the existing business. »
According to the outlet, the club originally closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and still hasn’t reopened.
The idea was presented to the Whately town council earlier this month.
Both men bring some cannabis industry experience to the table. They already own two cannabis businesses in Lynn and Boston.
“We have some experience on the cannabis side and some on the nudity side,” Spagnola told Whately officials. “We want to replace that nightclub scene and the booze with something harmless in comparison.”
A dispensary topless would indeed be a novelty in Massachusetts, a state that now has more than 200 cannabis dispensaries. The upcoming clearance and approval process for Spagnola and Sokol is therefore a bit unclear, local media reports.
However, the two men have hired a lawyer and agree to buy a cannabis business in Whately which has already obtained a license. The two men hope to transfer the license to their club.
In the meantime, Club Castaway will reopen under its current business model at the end of March. Before being renamed Ganja Girl ?