Neptune City, New Jersey — January 28, 2021 — PRESS RELEASE — Construction is underway on a new Zen Leaf recreational and medical dispensary at 2100 Asbury Avenue, Neptune City, N.J. Grow America Builders, a national, full-service cannabis design-build construction firm based in Highwood, Ill., announced the news Jan. 25. The facility will be run by Verano, NJ, LLC. The Neptune City location offers nearly 5,000 square feet of finished space, and is taking the former homes of Smashburger and a men’s clothier.
“GAB has delivered multiple dispensaries for Verano over the past couple of years in various states across the country,” said Michael Kaulentis, principal at Grow America Builders. “We’ve built many dispensaries in New Jersey, but are really excited to have the opportunity to build this high profile location right near the Jersey Shore where many consumers will have access to legal cannabis.”
Construction commenced in December by combining two adjacent units into one large space and has proceeded diligently while observing all COVID-19 guidelines. The high-concept aesthetic design will be consistent with other Zen Leaf dispensaries across the country; ultra-high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, natural rift oak accents and massive four foot porcelain tiles are among some of the finishes that create a bright and inviting retail experience. Additionally, the large open sales floor and fourteen point of sale areas will allow an efficient consumer experience while also easily conforming to New Jersey social distancing measures once the store is operational.
GAB will also be working on improving the exterior with a new color scheme and awning, rejuvenating the curb appeal of the building which has stood vacant for months. Completion is expected in late February 2021.