Cannabis Groundbreaking

MCA Announces Cannabis Projects

The Western Front cannabis dispensary

Somerville, MA – M.C. Andrews Co., Inc. (MCA) recently provided cannabis design/build services for THE GOODS, a 5,000sf facility located in the heart of Davis Square in Somerville, incorporating a full gut/demo of an existing retail space, full and complete interior renovations, and all new mechanical systems, as well as an exterior facade update to the historic Gorin Building. Some key design elements of the facility, located on the ground floor, include full height glass walls, open ceiling concepts, mobile pick up, large display areas, consultation spaces, high-end custom casework, terrazzo floors, custom lighting, carbon filters, interior bicycle storage, lockers, break room, and window displays for local artwork.

The Western Front cannabis dispensary

MCA also recently completed the second retail cannabis dispensary for The Western Front, located in Cambridge. The dispensary takes over the historic space previously known as The Central Kitchen. Great attention to historic detail was a significant part of the design and approval process, from the use of salvaged copper cornices to restoring the entire building facade to its original grandeur. Features of the project include a break room, dual vaults, front and rear access points, and interior bicycle storage. MCA, in conjunction with the city and its community groups, also renovated the walls/painting surfaces of Graffiti Alley, as part of this project.

MCA has also broken ground on the second retail cannabis dispensary for the owner of JDM Cannabis in Mendon. The project was designed in conjunction with the feedback from local officials to ensure a homogeneous appearance within the area. Features of the project include water features, custom murals, cultured stone, colored LED lighting, and a large clerestory cupola. MCA also incorporated design features and construction methods to allow for future operational advantages, such as a drive up window for mobile ordering and pick up. The 3,100sf facility is anticipated to open in summer of 2022.