Connolly Completes Watertown Cannabis Dispensary

Ayr Wellness in Watertown, Mass. / Photos by Camille Maren

Watertown, MA – Connolly Brothers, Inc. announced that it has completed the construction of a 4,500sf cannabis dispensary facility for Ayr Wellness located at 48 North Beacon Street in Watertown. Connolly collaborated with Scott/Griffin Architects on the project.

Connolly Brothers provided construction management services for the dispensary, which involved a full renovation to an existing 1920s-era building that was brought up to code, as well as significant site work to address unsuitable soil and an old foundation. The project included tearing down an adjacent building to allow room for parking atop a new porous pavement driveway to keep water on site.

Ayr Wellness in Watertown, Mass.

The exterior prominently features filmed-glass windows. The dispensary building contains a commercial retail space on the first floor and a mezzanine for office and storage space. The first-floor dispensary is split between medical and retail functions, and interior design touches include vaulted beam ceilings, terrazzo floors, high-finish cabinetry and display cases, and contemporary lighting. Connolly implemented an intensive security system for the dispensary in accordance with Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission mandates.

Connolly’s project team included Middlesex Glass, windows; Optiline Enterprises, drywall; and InLine Mechanical, HVAC.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome our customers and patients into this beautiful space,” said Gretchen McCarthy, vice president of retail for the Northeast at Ayr. “The design of the store is welcoming and curates a great experience for all guests. Thank you to the Connolly Brothers team for making our vision come to life. We look forward to being great members of the Watertown community.”

Ayr Wellness’ prominent cannabis brands include Kynd premium whole flower, Levia seltzer, Origyn Extracts, and Stix Preroll Co.

“We appreciated the opportunity to foster Ayr Wellness’ growth with the construction of this beautiful new facility in Watertown,” said Jay Connolly, president of Connolly Brothers.