[This article first appeared on High-Profile Monthly, as part of a Cannabis focus]
Vantage Completes Mass. Cannabis Dispensaries
January 26, 2022
Mansfield, MA – Vantage Builders recently helped reLeaf Alternative, a woman-owned business, open its first cannabis dispensary, which is also the first for the town of Mansfield. Vantage reconfigured two previously separate retail stores into a single 3,350sf location, taking advantage of the larger footprint to create an open, almost spa-like atmosphere that reflects reLeaf’s mission to provide quality education, experience and service in a safe environment.
Structural elements were designed to emphasize both style and functionality. Clients enter the main dispensary floor from the reception area by way of an inset, hidden door. The dispensary features customized millwork throughout, including an intricate, wood-and-green honeycomb wall, while custom-made display tables showcase reLeaf’s organic products.
In another recent project, Vantage Builders helped deliver on Botera’s mission to offer high-quality cannabis products in a comfortable, welcoming and modern environment with the completion of its second dispensary, located in Franklin.
The project team removed a large, overhead garage door to create a new glass storefront and installed multiple large exterior windows in the former warehouse space, which allow ample natural light into the store. Clients are greeted in the reception area which features sleek wall-to-wall wood benches. The focal point of the sales floor is a large, custom-wood and lighting “cloud” suspended from the ceiling.
The framework for the 5,462sf facility required close coordination among Botera, Vantage Builders and the millworker, particularly to meet sprinkler coverage code requirements while still displaying the style of the piece. The Vantage Builders team constructed a new, steel-enclosed second floor mezzanine on the former single-floor suite, which has multiple offices, a conference room and additional storage. Polished concrete floors and exposed ductwork, as well as custom millwork throughout, complete the industrial yet contemporary feel of the new dispensary. The project team included Joe the Architect.