Mark Wellstone and Cherie Sanders have opened Anna Dispensary in downtown Hayden. The dispensary becomes Hayden’s first.
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HAYDEN — It’s taken more than a year for owners Mark Wellstone and Cherie Sanders to open the doors of Hayden’s first marijuana dispensary, but now that Anna Dispensary is finally open for business, the owners are excited to move forward.
“It’s surreal,” Sanders said. “We have been working for so long, and so hard to get this open.”
The business opened Oct. 15, but the two owners are planning to celebrate the grand opening Nov. 12-14. That celebration will include specials that Wellstone, who also owns Blue Heron Dispensary in Oak Creek, said he hopes will bring people in to see what his new 800-square-foot retail space is all about.
Working through COVID-19, the two demolished a neglected building at 735 E. Jefferson Ave. and replaced it with a new, welcoming and modern location.
The business received approval from the town of Hayden in April 2019 and was licensed by the state in July. Following the approval there was some discussion about changing the ordinance