PEPPERELL — Nearly two years after they made their initial pitch to the Select Board, sisters-in-law Priyanka and Tejal Patel finally saw their dream made a reality as they opened Uma Flowers, Pepperell’s first recreational cannabis store last week.
Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for Uma Flowers, Pepperell’s first cannabis dispensary, from left, Select Board chair Margaret Scarsdale, town planner Jenny Gingras, town administrator Andrew MacLean, and co-owners Priyanka Patel and her sister-in-law Tejal Patel, both of Waltham. SUN/Julia Malakie
With the snip of some novelty sized scissors and town officials — including Select Board Chair Margaret Scarsdale, Town Planner Jenny Gingras and Town Administrator Andrew MacLean, in attendance, Uma Flowers officially opened its doors Wednesday, Dec. 8, after a soft launch the Sunday before at 2 Tarbell St.
Customers will be able to purchase products online for the first six weeks of operation, after which they can purchase on-site as well.
“It’s a dream come true,” Priyanka Patel said. “We worked over two years on this project and it’s nice to see it come alive.”
“It feels like this was just meant to be,” Tejal Patel added.
Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for Uma Flowers, Pepperell’s first cannabis dispensary. Sales