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Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon Smoking Out Newark With New Cannabis Lounge

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon “The Chef” is bringing his latest business venture to downtown Newark. The hip hop rapper is opening Hashstoria, a cannabis lounge, at 799-805 Broad Street.

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon’s Hashstoria joins a growing list of celebrity-backed cannabis brands and locations.

Renovations Approved For Cannabis Lounge Hashstoria

Hashstoria recently presented its plans for facade renovations to the city’s Landmark and Historic Preservation Commission.

The building in the Four Corners Historic District will receive an expanded brick facade. This will give it a more unified appearance. Additionally, there will be community art in the window.

The Commission unanimously approved the application. Hashtoria is planning for a March 2023 public opening.

Many town councils in New Jersey are against cannabis companies in their borders despite overwhelming voter approval. Newark, however, is in full support.

On-Site Consumption Allowed

New Jersey recently became the 8th state to allow on-site cannabis use. This makes it possible for Hashstoria to open its fourth location in Newark. The company’s website lists a March opening date.

Newark Welcomes Hashstoria

Commissioner Richard Grossklaus said, “I think it looks a whole lot better than what you presented before, and I applaud you for it.” Hashstoria, a portmanteau of hashish and Astoria, is excited to bring its unique experience to Newark.

Historic Building Gets a Makeover

The four-story building suffered insensitive modernizations in the past. However, renovations by Hashstoria aim to bring back its original charm.

The existing window frames will be painted black to coordinate with the signage. The blue brick facade on the south half of the building will also be expanded.

The renovations will also include community art in the windows, adding it to the city’s vibrant arts scene.

A New Era for Newark

The approval of on-site cannabis consumption has opened up new opportunities for businesses like Hashstoria.

The city’s vibrant arts scene and growing business community is putting Newark on the rise. It will be interesting to see how Hashstoria fits in with the growth of Newark. Bringing together customers to consume marijuana in a licensed location is something of a revolution in New Jersey.

Wu-Tang Legacy Continues in Newark

Wu-Tang Clan has a strong connection to Newark. The Wu-Tang Clan biopic “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” was mostly filmed in the city. With Raekwon’s latest venture, Wu-Tang’s legacy continues to make an impact in Newark’s thriving arts and business community.

Hashstoria, a cannabis lounge by rapper Raekwon, will bring a unique experience to the city, allowing customers to consume cannabis together in public.

The city’s Landmark and Historic Preservation Commission Renovations approved the cannabis lounge, slated for a March 2023 opening.

Hashstoria is poised as an up-and-coming hotspot for cannabis enthusiasts in Newark.

Celebrity Trend Continues with Raekwon’s Hashstoria

Raekwon’s Hashstoria joins a growing list of celebrity-backed cannabis brands and locations. From Mike Tyson to Run The Jewels to Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, the cannabis industry is becoming increasingly popular among celebrities. Raekwon also continues expanding on this trend and adds to the industry’s growing list of celebrity-backed ventures. Wu-Tang weed is sure to be a favorite of many.

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Hashstoria promises to bring a new level of sophistication to the cannabis lounge experience with its focus on history, art, and also in innovation.

As the trend continues, it’s exciting to see what other celebrities will bring to the New Jersey weed industry in the future. It will be interesting to see how fast the city and the NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission approve Raekwon’s weed lounge to open. The struggle to open licensed recreational marijuana locations throughout the state of New Jersey continues to move at a moderate to slower pace.

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) opened a public comment section on its website for giving comments on weed lounges. This section is for the public to comment on the recent cannabis consumption rules before they are adopted into law.

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