POTTSTOWN PA – A fourth medical marijuana dispensary operated by Restore Integrative Wellness Center is expected to open in early September at 1450 E. High St., the site of a former Security National Bank branch office on the borough’s east side, the company said Thursday (Aug. 27, 2020). Its business hours have not yet been announced.
Restore currently operates dispensaries in Elkins Park, Montgomery County; Doylestown, Bucks County; and the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Contractors have worked for several weeks to renovate the bank building, complete with its vault, near the intersection of East High Street and Moser Road. It also later was occupied by the Proximity Cafe. The location will feature on-site parking, Restore added, as well as a mural by Philadelphia-based graffiti artist GlossBlack.
The company said its “holistic approach to medical marijuana results in a wide product array and affordable prices for the discerning medical marijuana patient … Our mission is to be a dependable, trustworthy, and a cost-competitive source of medical marijuana where state-eligible patients can integrate this medicine into their plan of care.”
Its opening plans include a rewards program, a 20-percent discount for first-time patients, and daily discounts for military veterans’ participants in government SNAP, SSI, and SSDI programs, and patients age 60 and older.
Market competition in the sale of medical marijuana products is growing as the state expands access, Restore acknowledged. Its website notes its Pottstown location is “easily accessible from Pottstown, Pottsgrove, Kenilworth, and the surrounding areas in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties.”
A three-page list of state-licensed dispensaries, updated Tuesday (Aug. 25) by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, shows six competitors located within a 25-mile radius including Phoenixville, King of Prussia (3), Norristown, and West Chester.
Pottstown storefront photo supplied by Restore Integrative Wellness Center