Three months in, how’s Astoria’s first legal cannabis dispensary performing? – newyorkupstate.com

Jeremy Rivera was ready to open Terp Bros dispensary in Astoria, Queens, in early August, until a court injunction prevented him and hundreds of other licensees from opening new cannabis retail shops.

Fortunately, Terp Bros was able to get an exemption, and the store officially opened for business Oct. 17. Today, Astoria’s first legal dispensary employs 18 full-time workers and serves up to 400 customers per day.

Rivera, a Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary licensee who also owns J&A Building Consultants in New York City, sat down with NY Cannabis Insider to talk about how business is going, and how the future looks for Terp Bros.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

How is business going so far?

It really has been good. We’re not in that high-end bracket where we’re doing $100,000 a day, but we’re comfortable. We see 350 or 400 customers on a busy day; on a slow day, we’re doing about 150.

We see a lot of recurring customers, we see a lot of neighborhood customers that are shopping with us two, three, four times a week. So, for what we wanted Terp Bros to be – which was a community location where people in our community in the neighboring

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