Article courtesy of the Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — Worcester-raised Alex Mazin plans to open Bud’s Goods & Provisions — an adult-use marijuana dispensary — on West Boylston Street next week.
The cannabis dispensary at 64 West Boylston St. will open Oct. 30, with a grand opening planned on Halloween. The shop will be open for online order pickup only for the first seven days.
Mazin, a Doherty Memorial High School graduate, renovated the building at West Boylston Street and Ruthven Avenue. Bud’s Goods said the shop is much different than other “sterile” dispensaries. Mazin wanted to elevate the retail experience with cheeky marquee signage, branded floor tile and Worcester artifacts in every nook, Bud’s Goods said in a release.
“It is warm, it is welcoming, and it is a place that will keep you coming back; after all, ‘home is where your buds are,'” Bud’s Goods said in a press release.
The building was fitted to its original 1950s charm with a few modern-day touches. The shop has a large retro Bud’s sign and a mural that extends the length of the building.
Mazin began his career as a health care consultant in New York, focused on emerging markets and emerging technologies. In 2014, he started a company making silicone accessories for vaping products under the brand name VaprCase. When Massachusetts legalized marijuana in 2016, Mazin saw an opportunity to come back home. Although initially focused on medical marijuana, he recently rebranded the company to focus on recreational pot.
Bud’s Goods will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., And Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bud’s Goods & Provision plans to open dispensaries in Abington in the spring and Watertown next fall.