Chemetal now legal in Massachusetts!
The “legal pot” era began in Massachusetts right before Thanksgiving 2018 and Chemetal was, unknowlingly, front and center. Chemetal Gotham (#608) is installed on the front counter of NETA, a newly opened cannabis store in Northampton, MA, one town over from Chemetal’s Easthampton, MA headquarters.
NETA was reported to be the first legal non-medical marijuana store east of the Mississippi. From opening day, lines flowed around the block, disrupting traffic and requiring extra parking detail. Customers travelled from all over New England and beyond to wait in for hours to buy legal weed and edibles.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, the local paper, featured a photo of Northampton’s mayor, the ceremonial first customer, standing at the counter front with a pot candy bar that he purchased as a momento for the City’s history museum.
A savvy Chemetal sales person zeroed in on something else. “Hey, doesn’t this look like Gotham on the counter,” read the early morning text making the rounds to Chemetal staffers. It sure did. Some research found that the store was designed by Providence, RI based design firm, Vision 3 Architects. A week or two later, a few Chemetal staffers made a “sales” call to confirm that it was Chemetal #608 Gotham on the counter fronts and service areas.
The installation looks great, and all the jokes around the office had Chemetal staff on a real “high” as we headed into the holiday season.