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Coming to Flatbush Avenue near Barclays: a medical marijuana dispensary

OK, so it's not all local retail--or even big chains--coming to Flatbush Avenue near the Barclays Center, at a site once part of the New Directions substance abuse center,

Holy smokes! Bklyn’s first medical-marijuana dispensary opening on Flatbush Ave., reported the Brooklyn Paper 9/21/18, with a clever "leaves of grass" Whitmanesque logo.
Kings County’s first medical-marijuana dispensary is moving in down the street from the Barclays Center this December, and its head pot pharmacist can’t wait to help locals get high — and healthy.
“I love New York, I love Brooklyn, and I can’t wait to bring cannabis to Brooklyn,” said Michael Quattrone.
Quattrone is opening his Citiva dispensary at 202 Flatbush Ave. between Dean and Bergen streets on the Park Slope–Prospect Heights Border, 
New York has not yet gone the way of California, where a proliferation of loosely regulated medical marijuana facilities--with on-the-spot or on-the-phone doctors ready to give diagnoses--led to widespread treatment and use, and paved to way toward legal marijuana.

The press release

Here's the 2/28/18 press release, headlined  iAnthus Signs Leases for High-Traffic Dispensary Locations in Brooklyn and Tampa, with the deck "Citiva’s Flagship New York Dispensary to be Located Across from Barclays Center."

From the press release:
NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (“iAnthus” or “the Company”), (CSE:IAN) (OTCQB:ITHUF), which owns, operates, and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States, is pleased to announce that its 100% owned subsidiary Citiva Medical, LLC (“Citiva”), which holds one of the ten vertically integrated medical marijuana "Registered Organization" licenses issued by New York State, has signed a lease for its flagship dispensary in Brooklyn, New York.
...Citiva’s Brooklyn dispensary, located at 202 Flatbush Avenue, will be just across the street from Barclays Center, one of the borough’s most highly trafficked areas. Build-out of the 2,000 sq. ft. dispensary is expected to be completed in Q4 2018. Once open, it will be one of only two dispensaries operating in Brooklyn, New York City’s most populous borough.
...iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. owns and operates best-in-class licensed cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary facilities throughout the United States, providing investors diversified exposure to the U.S. regulated cannabis industry. Founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience in operations, investment banking, corporate finance, law and health care services, iAnthus provides a unique combination of capital and hands-on operating and management expertise. The Company uses these skills to support operations across six states. For more information, visit www.iAnthusCapital.com.

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