Two years later, the Westone development at 109 W. Stone Ave. is fully leased.
A year ago, seven of the eight spaces were spoken for with a 1,550-square-foot corner space next to V’s Barbershop sitting vacant until recently. The final tenant, Franny’s Farmacy, has moved in and opens its doors officially May 30.
Taylor Fisher with Spencer/Hines Properties represented the tenant in the transaction.
Founded by Jeff and Frances (Franny) Tacy in Asheville, the CBD and hemp retailer has opened a location in the North Main community gathering place, joining World Piece, Coffee on Stone, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Liability Brewing Co., Cache & Co., and 9Round Fitness, in addition to the barbershop.
Franny was the first female hemp grower in North Carolina when Franny’s Farm was founded in 2012, and she continues to oversee the product from seed to the retail shelves. Greenville’s shop is the fourth dispensary location for the brand with continued expansion part of the business plan.
The Westone location will become the brand standard for future locations, said their publicist, David Hawkins.
Products include CBD tinctures, topical salves, gummies and chocolates and more, including products for pets.
Grand opening festivities will be held May 30-June 1. The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting May 30, and Franny will be in the store May 31 to speak about the benefits of hemp products. Black River Search and Rescue, a non-profit that helps locate lost pets, will be onsite and the beneficiary of a portion of sales on June 1.