The spot where hungry Short Pump shoppers used to go for Colonel Sanders’ secret blend of herbs and spices will soon be dishing out an herb of a different sort.
Green Leaf Medical, the Maryland-based company that built and runs the Richmond region’s first and thus far only medical cannabis production facility on the city’s Southside, inked a lease earlier this week for its first satellite retail dispensary in the area.
The company is taking over 11190 W. Broad St., a standalone building in the Shoppes of Best Buy that was most recently home to a combined KFC and Long John Silver’s.
Green Leaf hopes to open the dispensary, which will feature two drive-thrus, in about four months. The dispensary will also have walk-in service and on-site pharmacists, and will make deliveries.
Green Leaf CEO Phil Goldberg expects the company will spend $500,000 to $600,000 to build out the dispensary, and said the drive-thru would be a boon for patients’ ability to access