MIAMI, Dec. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ayr Wellness, a vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator (MSO), today announced the opening of its newest dispensary in Eustis, Fla.
The dispensary will occupy over 3,000 square feet of prime retail space in the idyllic lakeside city of Eustis, just south of The Villages – a vibrant, 55+ community widely touted as America’s most popular retirement community. The store is the first Florida dispensary to have been fully designed and built by the Ayr team and incorporates design elements inspired by the company’s upcoming Boston-area flagship dispensaries in Back Bay and Watertown.
In February 2021, Ayr purchased Florida-based Liberty Health Sciences, which included 31 dispensaries across the state. Since then, 12 additional locations have opened – bringing the total number of dispensaries to 43. With over 650,000 enrolled patients, Florida’s cannabis market ranks third in the nation by total cannabis sales and generated over $1.2 billion in medical cannabis revenue in 2020. BDSA forecasts Florida’s cannabis market will generate $2.6 billion in sales per annum by 2026.
Jon Sandelman, founder, chairman and CEO of Ayr Wellness, said, “With 43 stores now open in Florida and another 30 locations under lease, we continue to expand our presence with our latest opening in Eustis. The Eustis store is notable both for its prime location, and for being Ayr’s first Florida store to incorporate our customer-centric design philosophies. The retail experience highlights our improved product selection, curated to meet consumer needs across every product category, and is designed to foster meaningful relationships with every customer and community member who comes through our doors.”