West Hartford’s first recreational cannabis dispensary set to open … – CT Insider

The business, a social equity joint venture founded by Carl Tirella Jr. and Derrick Gibbs, is located at 1037 Boulevard, a 5,000 square foot property that formerly housed a Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts and Pizza Hut. 

“As we prepare to open our doors in West Hartford, we feel a profound sense of anticipation and responsibility,” said Gibbs in a statement. “Budr is more than just a place to buy cannabis. It’s a space where community, social equity and education intertwine. We’re not just here to sell a product, but to help usher in a new understanding of cannabis and its potential.”

In a statement, business representatives said Budr isn’t just about selling cannabis products, but also about “social equity, community engagement and an elevated retail experience tailored to the needs of its customers.”

“We treat each customer as an honored guest,” Tirella said in a statement. “Our mission is to safely provide access to cannabis with the best possible consumer experience. The more our customers know, the better their experience. Our goal is to cultivate an environment where curiosity is welcomed, knowledge is shared and the power of cannabis to foster connection and wellness is celebrated. It’s about raising the bar

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