Berkshire Roots seeking to grow its current business model
Berkshire Roots, a local cannabis company is looking to expand their operation on the land currently occupying Ken’s Bowl on Dalton Ave in Pittsfield. Berkshire Roots has been eyeing the property ever since Ken's had to close the doors in March due to the pandemic.
Berkshire Roots has submitted an application to the city to build a two-story structure at the Dalton Ave location. It would abut and possible even connect to the Berkshire Roots current operation on Dalton Ave. The two-story facility would be used as a grow facility. Berkshire Roots is currently building a three-story structure in Pittsfield that was approved by the city in 2019. The new proposal will go to the Community Development Board on Tuesday for review. The Zoning Board of Appeals would also have to green-light the project.
A comment from Ward 2 City Councilor Kevin Morandi was quoted in The Berkshire Eagle..."These are very quaint little neighborhoods, and they want to keep it that way… the question for me is, how many (cannabis facilities) do we really need in Ward 2?"
Berkshire Roots has certainly rooted their business in the Berkshires with a retail dispensary, grow facility, a lab, bakery, and cultivation facility currently under construction. The company is sighting the number of jobs that their expansion would create as a major plus in the push to get their plans approved. The company also has facilities in Boston.