Name of business: Perfect Union
Type of business: Cannabis dispensary
Location: 2500 N Golden State Blvd.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Contact information: 209-252-0039
Specialty: Quality customer service
History of business:
If you’ve driven down Golden State Boulevard lately, it’s hard to miss the brightly-colored exterior of Perfect Union — the second of four retail dispensaries in the City of Turlock’s cannabis pilot program which will open its doors to the public on Thursday morning.
After 16 weeks of construction, the former irrigation and farm supply shop has been completely revamped, complete with a newly-paved parking lot, freshly-painted mural and a vibrant turquoise shell that will house over 300 cannabis products come opening day. According to chief marketing officer Jim Taschetta, Perfect Union’s Turlock location is the “anchor point” of the company’s move into the Central Valley, which also includes a shop in Riverbank so far.
Perfect Union was the City’s second-ranked dispensary of its top four pilot program candidates, behind Firehouse, which opened in August, and ahead of Evergreen Market and Natural Healing Center, which have not opened yet.
“Even though there’s somebody else that’s already opened here, I think we’ll be able to bring folks a different level of cannabis experience,” Taschetta said. “My hope and desire is that people feel like they will be heard and understood, and that we’ll get them the right products.”
Taschetta hopes that the dispensary will serve as a bright spot in the community not only visually, but philanthropically as well. Under Perfect Union’s Development Agreement with the City, which was approved by Council one year ago, the business will pay a public benefit amount of $25,000 per month or 5.25 percent of its gross monthly receipts. The minimum payment will increase by $5,000 annually and is designed