By Margaret Jackson / NewsBreak Denver
(Lakewood, Colo.) Ajoya has expanded its Lakewood cannabis dispensary to serve the recreational market.
Revamped by Roth Sheppard Architects, the 3,500-square-foot dispensary at 11950 W. Colfax Ave. continues to serve medical patients and will now accommodate adult-use consumers. The expanded location will create about 20 new jobs.
“Lakewood has been a great home for Ajoya, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to expand our store there,” said Joey Gindi, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “With this expansion, we’re not only providing the community with more job opportunities, we’re also creating a positive atmosphere for consumers and patients alike to purchase their medicine.”
The expanded dispensary features an express counter and space out front for a future community garden neighbors can take advantage of. Ajoya prioritizes education and empathy to serve its patients and customers.
“Ajoya has made a commitment to support our community, and we are delighted to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expansion,” said Madison MacDonald, vice president of the West Metro Chamber. “This dispensary has been a fantastic addition to Lakewood, and we look forward to watching the company continue to thrive.”
Ajoya started as a medical marijuana dispensary in 2009. In addition to its Lakewood store, it operates a dispensary in Louisville.