The cannabis company partially owned by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon is seeking to open an adult-use cannabis lounge in Newark, New Jersey, Jersey Digs reports. The rapper’s plans include rehabbing a historical building in the city – the former home of engineering firm A.R. Meeker & Co and Stoutenburgh & Co. Newark Clothiers.
The plans for the Newark Hashstoria lounge would give the building a more unified appearance. Rachael Grochowski, principal of RHG Architecture + Design, who is working on the project, noted that there would be “community art in the window that will be changeable.”
The building dates back to 1839 and is in Newark’s Four Corners Historic District and has undergone several modernizations throughout the years.
The application has been unanimously approved by the Landmarks Commission.
New Jersey only recently announced it would allow social cannabis consumption and the state is accepting public comments until March 18, after which the rules will be finalized and adopted. Once the rules are filed and published in the New Jersey Register, the commission will accept consumption area applications for dispensaries already in operation or that have their permits.
Hashstoria currently has locations in Astoria, Gladstone, and Springfield, Oregon. The New Jersey location is set to open in March.
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