A full-service cannabis dispensary is preparing to open on the border of Everett and Chelsea in the next few months on the site of one of the most infamous adult entertainment venues in the region – a first-class operation that looks to replace a low-class use that was an embarrassment to both cities for years.
Everett businessman Greg Antonelli is the owner and developer of the property, and announced that GreenStar Herbals will be the operator and hopes to open within the next few months.
The newly constructed building on the site of the old King Arthur’s strip club on the border of Everett and Chelsea will soon house GreenStar herbals, a major cannabis operator that will open their third location on the site. The dispensary plans to open sometime before Sept. 1.
He said he wanted to acknowledge the past, and help the community to look forward to a professional, thriving business within the approved zoning district for cannabis establishments.
“The stigma is gone now for Everett and Chelsea here,” he said. “At the time the City was doing the zoning for dispensaries and marijuana had been voted in for Chelsea, this seemed like an ideal location. I’m too young to remember the old days of King Arthur’s, but I know it was a bad history for both cities and we’re glad we can help do something different there, bringing in a nice new building and a first-rate, professional operators for an industry the City of Chelsea has welcomed.”
Antonelli noted that he purchased the property in the fall of 2017 and discontinued the use as a strip club immediately. More recently, last year, his company demolished the old King Arthur’s building while GreenStar finished up its state and local cannabis permitting. Now, the building is close to completion