Downtown New York just got a new high-end cannabis store.
A two-story space named Gotham opened its doors on Wednesday, May 10th, in the Bowery neighbourhood of the American metropolis. It was founded by Joan Wilson, known for her investments in brands such as Food52, Parachute and Sweet Loren's. The store will feature all kinds of cannabis products, from edibles and electronic vaporizers to ready-to-use cigarettes and oils. Along with its own products, apparel and accessories, Gotham will also offer customers high-end products from other New York-based brands such as Edie Parker, Flowerhouse, House of Puff, Rose New York x David Zilber and Noma.
The 260 square meter retail space, designed by Cinema Vitae, has a modern aesthetic, with wood dominating throughout the interior. The second part of the store has a minimalist design with glass shelves containing CBD-based products and more, while the store's main staircase is to the left of the window and leads to the second floor.
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The store also has an exhibition space that will host special events as well as performances by New York artists. The space will also feature a permanent installation by New York-based multimedia artist Molly Lowe.
"We wanted to create a space that would be the first of its kind, downtown and different from the local flagship store," said Gotham Chief Creative Officer Billy Richards. "Gotham is a true concept store where visitors can discover something new, browse brands and enjoy incredible art through a distinct New York aesthetic. And, of course, we also sell cannabis."
New York legalized marijuana last year, allowing local residents to possess up to 85 grams of cannabis for personal use. As apothecary-style stores pop up around the city, Gotham believes it will appeal exclusively to affluent shoppers who appreciate luxury.