‘Modern-day Grange’ with live music, bar and CBD shop opens in former firehouse in Groton

29 Dec 2021

Community Interest, Economic Development, Small Business

Brian Edmonds started out with an interest in hemp and CBD, a nonintoxicating compound extracted from cannabis plants, and ended up with something much larger: a "modern day Grange" with live music, craft beer and a CBD shop.

"Farmers are lonely people, and they built Granges to have places where they could socialize and hold gatherings," he explained Saturday from behind a soon-to-be-cut ribbon. The Grange was founded in 1867 as a national organization of local chapters that served as meeting places for the agricultural community.

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