Colorado city opens marijuana-themed mall
A strip mall in Aurora, Colorado, has undergone a $1 million renovation to reemerge as a marijuana-themed shopping center.
The consolidation helps to circumvent a problem that marijuana businesses often face: finding a sympathetic landlord.
The Aurora Hemp Marketplace, outside Denver, offers a dispensary, a head shop and a cultivation supply store, among others, according to Denver’s ABC affiliate.
The once-struggling shopping mall has gone from 60% occupancy to nearly 95% since the facelift, and business owners say the traffic to their stores is steady.
“What we decided to do was have a shopping center that was focused