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Fine Fettle in the News
Fine Fettle to open in Bristol. Fine Fettle has been approved as Bristol’s second cannabis retailer, with plans to open within the next five to six months. Fine Fettle Bristol will be a hybrid dispensary, serving both medical and recreational consumers. It will open in the former Goodwill location on Farmington Ave.
Georgia Grants Fine Fettle Medical Cannabis License. Fine Fettle is one of four additional companies to be granted licenses to produce low-THC oil in Georgia. This decision comes as part of the state's efforts to broaden access to therapeutic cannabis products. The increased number of licenses aims to meet growing demand and provide patients with broader access to medical cannabis across Georgia.
Fine Fettle Norwalk Seeks to Hire Locally. Fine Fettle will soon open a location in Norwalk, CT, and plans to hire from the area. “One of our company core values is to cherish our local communities, because we think cannabis is a truly local business,” says Ben Zachs, chief operating officer at Fine Fettle.
Fine Fettle Hosting its Fourth Annual Fettle Fest. Fine Fettle is hosting its fourth annual Fettle Fest, a community event in Willimantic featuring local vendors, food trucks, and live performances by local artists. As a customer appreciation event, the festival intends to give back, bring people together, and build community. This year’s Fettle Fest is shaping up to be their biggest yet.
Fine Fettle Readying a New Dispensary in Old Saybrook. Fine Fettle recently purchased a 1.2-acre property in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and has begun construction on a dispensary slated to open in mid-December. In addition to Old Saybrook, Fine Fettle is planning another recreational cannabis dispensary in Norwalk, which will bring its total number of retail stores in the state to six along with its upcoming cultivation facility in Bloomfield.
Fine Fettle Becoming a Multistate Operator. Fine Fettle, which currently operates four facilities in Connecticut (with two more opening this fall) and two in Massachusetts (with one more opening this fall), will soon be opening a 118,000-square-foot cultivation and extraction facility in Macon, Georgia. Fine Fettle COO Ben Zachs notes that the company’s Georgia license allows them to open five medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.
Fine Fettle to open new production facility in Macon, GA. The new medical cannabis oil production facility in Macon, GA is expected to be operational in September ‘23. It will be a production and distribution hub for low-THC oil products to those with medical cards in Georgia, and has the capacity to produce medical cannabis oil for 150,000 patients across the state.
The Business Report Names Fine Fettle Among the Top 25 Companies of Connecticut for 2023. The publication notes that, during the past four years the company has grown to more than 240 employees, working in four states, and is actively changing the stigma and understanding around cannabis by becoming an educator and advocate for every customer. Fine Fettle operates six dispensaries (with three more opening this fall), two cultivation and manufacturing facilities, and one processing laboratory.
Fine Fettle is CT's First Cannabis Equity Joint Venture Partnership Retailer. Fine Fettle Manchester will open its doors to adult-use cannabis purchasers on February 17, 2023. As a Social Equity Joint Venture Cannabis Retailer, Fine Fettle helps ensure that the funds from its cannabis sales are brought back to the communities hit hardest by the "war on drugs."
Fine Fettle to open in Manchester. Fine Fettle, which has dispensaries in Newington, Stamford and Willimantic, will open its fourth CT location in Manchester, at 91 Hale Road, on February 17, 2023. It will be the state’s first Social Equity Joint Venture Cannabis Retailer. In related news, Fine Fettle has also received approval to build a 46,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility in Bloomfield.
Recreational cannabis sales ushers in a new era in CT retailing. The morning of January 10, 2023 saw camera crews and reporters descend on Research Drive in Stamford for what promised to be the hottest retail story of the year: Fine Fettle Dispensary, which had opened its doors to medical use several years earlier, was about to conduct its first sales of recreational cannabis in CT.
Fine Fettle in Stamford opens its doors to an enthusiastic crowd for recreational cannabis. Fine Fettle, Fairfield County’s only adult-use recreational cannabis dispensary, opened its doors in Stamford on January 10, 2023, to an enthusiastic crowd. There were 1,000 transactions, with the majority pre-ordered online. “We couldn’t have been happier and prouder. Our operations were efficient, and our team was prepared. More importantly, there was an energy and passion from our customers,” said Fine Fettle CEO Ben Zachs.
Eager customers line up for cannabis as retail sales begin in CT. At Fine Fettle in Newington, dozens of people lined up by the time adult-use sales began at 10 a.m. on January 10, 2023. At least 600 adult-use customers placed pre-orders for Tuesday alone, noted Dennis So, the store’s general manager.
Legal sales of recreational cannabis start in Connecticut. Legal recreational cannabis sales opened on January 10, 2023. Fine Fettle Stamford commemorated the state milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. According to CEO Ben Zachs, the customer response “has blown our expectations away.”
Opening day for recreational cannabis sales in CT is a success. On January 10, 2023, retail sales in the state kicked off. A spokesperson for the state Department of Consumer Protection noted that seven licensed retailers throughout the state recorded $251,276 in adult-use cannabis sales by 5 p.m.
Ben Zachs, CEO of Fine Fettle, discusses how they’re making preparations for retail cannabis sales in CT. Fine Fettle was the first retailer to get zoning approval locally in the state. Ben discusses the details that went into getting ready for retail, including operational plans, medical preservations plan, facility preparations, onboarding new employees to handle increased demand, and more.
Fine Fettle Dispensary opens its third medical marijuana dispensary at 12 Research Drive, Stamford, CT. Fine Fettle opened the 5,200-square-foot dispensary facility on February 25, 2022. The state-of-the-art facility is managed by pharmacists, offering one on one patient consultations to all new patients.
Windham approves Fine Fettle’s recreational cannabis dispensary plan. Windham's Planning and Zoning Commission has issued Fine Fettle a special permit to operate its West Main Street medical marijuana dispensary as a hybrid retailer that’s allowed to sell to medical and recreational-use customers.
Fine Fettle Opens in Newington. Fine Fettle Dispensary acquired the medical marijuana dispensary license from Bhadra Seva, LLC and has opened a new dispensary at 2280 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT. It’s the second of three Fine Fettle dispensaries in the state, with other locations in Willimantic and Stamford.