Jobs, hundreds of thousands in revenue expected as third marijuana store proposed for Great Barrington
Terry Cowgill The former commercial kitchen of the Daily Bread bakery at 82 Railroad St., a nondescript windowless building, where Andy Vincent and Brian Vincent are planning to open Commonwealth Cultivation, the third retail marijuana outlet in Great Barrington, Mass. The rear of the building faces the Taconic Parking lot and Carr Hardware.
Great Barrington — The retail cannabis market in South County is about to get a little more crowded — and potentially more lucrative for Great Barrington.
The town is now confronted with its third application for a retail recreational marijuana store. That latest application, from two brothers from Connecticut, has served to highlight the fact that the process for obtaining the necessary approvals isn’t terribly clear on the town level.
Brian Vincent and Andy Vincent are looking to establish a retail outlet at 82 Railroad St. The building is not actually located on what most people consider to be Railroad Street.
It’s a fairly nondescript structure on the upper part of Railroad Street beyond the back entrance to the Triplex Cinema, near where it intersects with Elm Street. The front entrance of the brick-and-cinderblock building faces Railroad Street, while the rear of the building and a loading dock-style door face the parking lot of Carr Hardware.
The Vincents have dubbed their new company Commonwealth Cultivation. Click here to read their filing with the secretary of state’s office. They appeared at last Thursday’s planning board meeting to discuss a site plan review but did not really have all the necessary documents. That could be because the town does not have a clear procedure and timeline for processing