RISE Mundelein Dispensary Expansion Project: Growing As a Community
09.24.21 - 4 min read
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Mundelein, you’ve been here for us since day one. Opening as our first medical cannabis dispensary in 2015 and branching out into adult use in 2020, RISE Mundelein will always hold a special place in our legacy. Through your overwhelming community support over the last six years, it has become our flagship location.
Now, we’re thrilled to announce the opening of our expanded Mundelein, Illinois cannabis dispensary on September 27, 2021. The relationship between our staff and guests is at the heart of our project, and renovations are rooted in our core belief of empathetic, personalized care.
When it comes to how RISE can better serve your community, we’ve heard you—that’s exactly why our Mundelein expansion project is all about creating a more accessible, comfortable, and educational experience for our patients and guests.
The result will be an environment that further enriches the community’s connection with RISE Mundelein’s staff and Patient Care Specialists. The goal of our expansion is upgrading everything you love about the dispensary while maintaining the localized feel that continues to turn new guests into regulars.
On Saturday, October 16, 8 – 11 AM, you’re invited to celebrate the opening of our newly expanded Mundelein dispensary at an old-fashioned fall party. Bring your friends and enjoy a live performance, treat yourself to seasonal food, and explore your favorite brands. As always, RISE staff will be on hand to welcome you and answer your questions (so remember to bring your cannabis curiosity).
We see the opening of our expanded site as an occasion to salute the village of Mundelein, Illinois and what it means to RISE. As we plan to toast our future together, we’re also using this moment to remember the journey that has brought us here.
“Rise Mundelein has been an important part of the Green Thumb story since opening as Illinois’ first medical dispensary in 2015. On January 1, 2020, we were one of the first stores in the state to serve adult-use consumers,” said Green Thumb Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “Americans are overwhelmingly choosing cannabis for well-being and we look forward to enhancing our patient and customer experience at Rise Mundelein for today and the future.”
Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz added: “Green Thumb and Rise Mundelein have been outstanding community partners since entering Mundelein in 2015. I look forward to celebrating the grand reopening of Rise and celebrating with our neighbors.”
From the start, RISE Mundelein has embodied our vision of cannabis access for all who seek it. Our mission of empowering guests and patients through easy access, personalized care and education has shaped the growth of our Mundelein dispensary.
We believe this expansion is not just a growth opportunity for RISE, but for the village of Mundelein as a whole. By continuing to invest time and resources into RISE Mundelein while creating jobs, we’re upholding our commitment to serving a community that has been so welcoming to us through the years.
For us, it’s never been about chasing after the largest markets—we believe cannabis should be accessible at a local level, and that patients and guests deserve personalized care. While we’ve proudly expanded our Mundelein dispensary to provide adult use cannabis, we’ll always stay true to our roots in bringing medical cannabis access to communities who need it.
It’s our goal to always continue improving guest experiences, and we couldn’t be prouder of our new expansion—but what does all that extra space mean for you?
Our new, open concept bar space will provide ample opportunities to connect with RISE’s knowledgeable Patient Care Specialists, engaging in conversations about your personal path to well-being through cannabis. The space will help our staff do even more of what they’re best at: supporting, guiding, and educating our guests and patients.
The open concept space will also bring our inventory closer to the people. Going forward, you can expect new ways to explore and interact with products, including vendor pop-ups and displays that will allow guests to discover brands.
Our Mundelein campus also features an innovative “roll-thru” option for medical patients. This fast, convenient drive-thru dispensary experience allows guests to pick up their online pre-orders without ever leaving their vehicles.
From increased staff and guest interactions to fresh ways to familiarize yourself with products, our Mundelein expansion is about putting your needs front and center. By the way, did we mention that the project will also allow for shorter lines? (Score!) That means you’ll spend less time waiting, and more time connecting with RISE staff for person-to-person care.
While we’re ecstatic about the opening of our expanded space on September 27, this is just the first stage of the project. We take a special pride in viewing our RISE Mundelein dispensary as an ever-evolving space. We’re constantly exploring new ways to expand our services while improving your experience—and we have plenty more in store for the community.
We’re also delighted to announce our most elevated hospitality venture yet is coming soon: RISE Mundelein’s consumption lounge. Unlike anything else in the community and a first for RISE, the lounge was designed to level-up cannabis access and the comfort of our guests, who will be able to reserve their spots online. (Want to be the first to know more about our consumption lounge? Join High Risers today!)
So come for the celebration, then stay for the cannabis conversation and personalized care. Mundelein, this one’s for you—we wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.
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