Fitchburg’s fourth new cannabis dispensary to open in weeks – Sentinel & Enterprise


FITCHBURG — The Healing Center at 346 River St. will be the fourth cannabis dispensary in the city when its doors open to customers in April.

Co-owners Danielle de Benedictis and Paul Ferazzi will be offering in-person shopping as well as online ordering and curbside pick up of recreational marijuana at their adult-use cannabis retail store.

(l. to r.) THC General Manager Casey Baker, Assistant Manager and Compliance Officer Dan Vest, and Inventory Manager Jameson Maillet.

“We have been happy to work collaboratively with the City of Fitchburg, particularly its Planning Board, in our efforts to open what we consider to be the most attractive, state-of-the-art cannabis retail store in Fitchburg,” de Benedictis said. “We look forward to rebuilding Fitchburg’s once-dominant economic base and being an active part of the revitalization of the city.”

The Healing Center is slated to open in April.

The blue-green hued building that used to be a Cumberland Farms has been completely revamped with an updated interior that boasts clean, modern lines, light-filled spaces, and nods to its home city.

“We have adapted the interior of our store to the history of Fitchburg by having a local artist create a large wall mural abstractly depicting the (Nashua) River and greenery of the city and by obtaining a large, antique grinding wheel reminiscent of Fitchburg’s mill history for our reception area,” de Benedictis said.

A large, antique grinding wheel, the company’s logo, sits in the reception area.

According to City Councilor-at-Large Sam Squailia, who recently toured the dispensary, the city has approved eight marijuana dispensaries for operation and as such all of the licenses available are spoken for. There are currently three dispensaries in operation — THC joins Atlantic Medical Partners, Ethos and Local Roots.

“We will source and provide to the Fitchburg community and beyond

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