Lowell Gardens is now open at 3615 West 49th Avenue.
Courtesy of Lowell Gardens
Yuma Way, a chain of Colorado dispensaries that each have unique names, has added another location in Denver.
Lowell Gardens, Yuma Way’s newest marijuana store, at 3615 West 49th Avenue, opened for business in late August, according to co-owners Rita Tsalyuk and Kirill Merkulov. The two are planning grand-opening festivities for October.
The location, a former photography studio that stood vacant for years, is just off Lowell Boulevard. Given Yuma Way’s tendency to brand stores after their respective neighborhoods or nearby landmarks, “Lowell Gardens” was an easy choice for the dispensary’s name, Tsalyuk explains.
Lowell Gardens sits in the Regis neighborhood, about one block from Regis University and Rocky Mountain Lake Park. The store is the second dispensary in the neighborhood and easily the closest pot shop to the Jesuit university, which gave the business its blessing before the store opened, according to Tsalyuk. To help keep the goodwill going, Lowell Gardens incorporated a good-neighbor agreement into the dispensary license that requires staff to keep the store’s surrounding block free of litter and enforce fifteen-minute parking times for customers to lessen traffic congestion.
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Although Yuma Way already owns a dispensary less than two miles away in the Berkeley neighborhood, Tsalyuk believes the north