JPNC discusses requests from SEED dispensary – Jamaica Plain Gazette

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) met virtually on January 11 for a make-up December meeting, as there was not a quorum of council members to hold a meeting in December.

The Council first heard a presentation from the team at SEED, the cannabis dispensary at 401A Centre St., which requested a change in closing hours as well as the removal of language about a shared valet

SEED Chief of Staff Tomas Gonzalez, as well as CEO April Arrasate were on hand to present the proposal and address comments and questions.

Arrasate said that SEED’s current hours are 11am to 8pm but their original proposal was for 10am to 10pm, so that is what they are proposing now. 

“We are trying to get in line with our competitors,” Arrasate said, adding that they believe the extra hours are needed because they have “had to turn people away on both sides.” 

She also said that the shared valet service was never established, nor is it needed. There are “six dedicated parking spaces” for a maximum of 15 minutes outside the store. She said the average customer transaction time is 1.9 minutes, there are an average of 22 customers per hour, and

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