The Mobil gas station on Gloucester’s Essex Avenue is fenced off and ready for demolition to make way for a new gas station — and marijuana dispensary.
Alongside the new station, the site at 65-73 Essex Ave. will host a two-story, roughly 4,500-square-foot building housing a convenience store on its first floor and Reverie 73, a marijuana dispensary, on its second level, said Jeff Black, the dispensary’s owner.
“Reverie 73 is a curated experience,” Black said. “We don’t want to get people in and out as soon as possible. We want to talk to them about their needs and what they want in a product.”
The dispensary opened its first location in Lowell earlier this year. In addition to the Gloucester shop, Black plans to open one on Rantoul Street in Beverly.
“(The Gloucester store) will look exactly like the Lowell location,” Black said. “It will be an elevated cannabis experience that is very curated, has nice fixtures and finishes and is just a very clean store.”
Black is also an owner and COO of his family’s company Energy North Group, the largest wholesale distributor of fuel in New England and upstate New York, according to the company’s website.
Energy North owns more than