DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — High there.
Medical marijuana company PalliaTech recently signed a lease in the Fulton Street Mall to open a "pharmacy-like dispensary with a modern Apple store-like design," according to executive vice president Andrei Bogolubov.
"We want the space to be modern, bright, clean and open," he said. "The products will not be visible on shelves — there will be a very minimalist feel."
The lease is dependent on the Long Island-based company's approval by the state's Department of Health to become one of five registered dispensaries in New York.
There are 43 companies vying for the coveted slots, which will be announced in July, according to the agency.
PalliaTech's lease is for a 3,000-square-foot space on the second floor of 425 Fulton St. near Jay Street, Crain's New York first reported. The building housed a Wendy's on the ground floor for many years, but the chain shuttered in 2013 and a Halloween costume shop now occupies the space.
The sale of marijuana in plant or edible forms is not allowed in New York state, so the shop could only sell oils, gel capsules, oral sprays or vaporizers, according to Bogolubov.
Customers would have to be "recommended" by their doctors in order to enter the store, as no walk-in traffic will be permitted.
The marijuana would be grown in Chazy, N.Y., and then processed at PalliaTech's plant on Long Island.