Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, announced the start of construction on a new recreational dispensary for an affiliate of Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) located at 114 Commerce Lane in the St. Louis suburb of Fairview Heights, Illinois.
“We are thrilled to be working with AWH as their design-build partner,” said Andy Poticha, principal at Cannabis Facility Construction. “It’s always energizing to work with a new multi-state operator, and we look forward to a productive relationship constructing cannabis facilities together.”
CFC started construction on the new Fairview Heights dispensary in mid-November and expects the fully renovated freestanding retail building to be complete in approximately three months.
The new, 11,000-square-foot dispensary represents an expansion for AWH in the St. Louis area and will carry on the same high-quality style, interior design and customer experience they are known for across the United States. The interior and exterior transformation of an existing building will feature plenty of parking, vaulted ceilings, multimedia display screens, illuminated glass product display cases, custom milled wood walls and flexible mixed-use counter space for easy customer and employee flow.
“Fairview Heights is another flagship store for us off the highway with access to the Metro-east Illinois area,” said KC Downer, director of construction at AWH. “Working with Cannabis Facility Construction’s proven team makes them a trusted design-build partner for us with the experience, track record and ability to manage within this dynamic industry.”