As this reporter drove up to the shop nearing sundown, there were no other vehicles waiting for the drive-thru. There had been issues with the online ordering function, but an employee said it had since been fixed. However, upon returning home, I encountered the same issue when I tried again, just to check.
But while preorders were "encouraged," according to company spokesperson Briana Chester, they were not necessary.
The one hitch was that anyone using their medical card at the new location for the first time had to go inside to use it, even medical patients who had been to The Apothecarium's other locations in the state.
However, recreational patrons could drive right up, which seems odd for an industry that usually offers less restricted menus and better prices to medical patients.