For 70 years, the building near the intersection of Routes 70 and 73 in Marlton held realty offices, but in April it will open as one of this area's first recreational marijuana retail stores.
Highway 90, an early entrant into New Jersey's infant recreational cannabis industry, will strive for an "upscale feel" to the store that is expected to be crowded in its early days before competitors begin to open their stores, said owner and licensee Alex Lahn.
His family's company, Lahn Hospitality & Amusement Group, owns Cherry Hill's Legacy Club at Woodcrest and the Mount Laurel Funplex amusement complex.
The former real estate offices at 90 Old Marlton Pike in Evesham, just off the intersection of Routes 70 and 73, will become the Highway 90 recreational cannabis store in April.
The building at 90 Old Marlton Pike, behind the Marlton Crossing shopping center and south of Route 70, is owned by Lahn Real Estate Inc. The firm in November received approval from the Evesham Planning Board in a 5-2 vote for the location.