Glassware store takes over the Song Retailer area | The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — Downtown glassware aficionados have a brand new store close by.

Shire Glass and High quality Tobacco has moved into the outdated Song Retailer area at 87 Railroad St.

“We needed to provide consumers extra ease of get entry to thru parking and site,” stated Shire owner-operator Matt Meandro.

Shire opened its Nice Barrington retailer in February 2015. It used to be the primary satellite tv for pc for the Pittsfield location at 395 North St., Meandro stated, which has been open since June 2014.

“It is a lot more simply obtainable now,” Meandro stated.

The positioning is an growth from the shop’s earlier location at the north finish of downtown by way of common eating place The Prairie Whale. Site visitors on that finish of the town makes crossing the road tricky — and streetside parking is the one sort to be had. The brand new retailer has 3 devoted parking areas for purchasers and extra areas in entrance of the store.

As essential to the trade used to be the urge to transport nearer to the downtown’s bustling business district. The brand new location is tucked away at the back of the Triplex Cinema parking zone on the intersection of Railroad and Elm streets.

The brand new store has extra space for extra product — and that’s the reason essential. The shops promote glass pipes and different smoking equipment in addition to vaporizers for marijuana and E-nicotine.

“It is principally a big area improve,” Meandro stated.

Massachusetts electorate authorized a poll query in November legalizing the usage of leisure marijuana within the state.

“We now have much more vaporizers now,” stated Meandro. “It is a more healthy method to eat prison hashish.”

The shop will stick with pipes and vaporizers, no less than till the regulations and laws surrounding prison marijuana are settled.

“As soon as the appliance procedure will get found out, we’re going to examine whether or not it is possible [to become a dispensary],” Meandro stated.

Shire is staying with the 2 places — for now. Meandro stated there are not any plans for a 3rd location.

However there is not any method to inform if that can stay true down the road.

“We don’t have any thought what the longer term holds,” he stated.

Succeed in group of workers author Eoin Higgins at 413-496-6236 or @BE_EoinHiggins.

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