FITCHBURG – The last LEGO bricks rolled off the assembly line at this factory in 2006.
The building on Crawford Street was one of the last LEGO operations in the U.S., and Labor Day weekend saw a new tenant, Atlantic Medicinal Partners, open its first seed-to-sale medical and recreational cannabis center.
This is the result of a three-year journey of permitting and inspections for Atlantic Medicinal Partners co-founders Stephen Perkins, his brother Jeffrey, and Frank Cieri, who all live on the North Shore. They first decided to get into the legalized marijuana business in December 2017. As soon as AMP received word last Tuesday that the facility had passed the final state inspection, the hustle was on to open in time for the holiday.
“It’s three and a half years since we decided to jump into the cannabis business. This business moves slow and then wham! We got the email saying we could open in three days’ time,” said CEO Stephen Perkins last week. “We were not…