There's news about the new retail tenant at 212 E. 14th St., a building that is coming off a two-year gut renovation with one-floor extension here just east of Third Avenue.
Columbia Care NY signed a lease to occupy 3,500 square feet here, as The Real Deal reported. Columbia Care is one of the five companies selected to run medical marijuana dispensaries in New York.
However, this won't be like buying a bag of weed from [redacted], who you can always find selling over by the [redacted].
DNAinfo had the guidelines about buying marijuana from one of 20 dispensaries set to open in New York:
• So far, the medical conditions approved for marijuana prescriptions are limited to cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord tissue damage, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies and Huntington's disease. The Department of Health can add medical conditions to this list as it sees fit.
• To register as a patient eligible to purchase marijuana, you'll need to get certification from your doctor demonstrating your medical need and detailing your prescription. You'll also have to be a New York resident, or a patient receiving treatment in the state.
• You won't be smoking the pot you buy. Dispensaries will sell no larger than 30-day supplies of marijuana in the form of oils, pills, or tinctures.
This East 14th Street location is not expected to open until after Jan. 1.
The Real Deal noted that Columbia Care, who's paying $140 per square foot, signed a five-year deal with a five-year renewal option.
The storefront was most recently the Super Saving Store, which closed in June 2011.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Residential, retail and an additional floor for 212 E. 14th St.
Full exposure at 212 E. 14th St.