Fine Fettle, Fairfield Country’s only adult use recreational cannabis dispensary, opened its doors in Stamford on Tuesday to an enthusiastic crowd.
There were 1,000 transactions, with the majority pre-ordered online. “We had a few walkups without orders, but we helped them order and then come back at the nearest appointment time,” said Fine Fettle Chief Operating Officer, Ben Zachs.
There was a festive atmosphere at the ribbon-cutting at 9:30am, with doors opening for adult purchasers at 10:00 at the 12 Research Drive location. There was music, a selfie wall and thank you gifts.
“We couldn’t have been happier and prouder. Our operations were efficient, and our team was prepared,” Zachs said, adding, “More importantly, there was an energy and passion from the customers. We had those wanting to be a part of history, folks who were beyond excited, customers who were skeptics, and everything in between. Our demographics were consistently inconsistent across ages, demographics, and gender. Cannabis is universal and the excitement of the day was palpable.”
Because Fine Fettle required customers to pre-order products online and schedule a pickup time, purchasing went smoothly. The company also hired LAZ Parking to shepherd cars through the parking lot.
Fine Fettle has two other locations in Connecticut in Willimantic and Newington.
The Stamford location opened last year as a medical cannabis dispensary. In November, the company received state approval for all three locations to sell cannabis for both medical and recreational use.
Fine Fettle Stamford is open from 9:00 to 8:00 Monday through Saturday and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Sundays. To order online and receive a pickup time go to FineFettle.com
Fine Fettle is a medical and adult use cannabis dispensary with three locations in Connecticut and two in Massachusetts. Their upcoming Manchester location will be a social equity partnership adult-use only dispensary.
The company also plans to open in Georgia.