Little Beach Harvest’s grand opening ceremony was held at the newly constructed two-story building on Nov. 15. Attendees included the Shinnecock Nation’s Council of Trustees, the Shinnecock Cannabis Regulatory Division, Tribal members, local neighbors, supportive tribes and organizations, and business leaders. The Shinnecock Monument on Sunrise Highway also reflected news of the opening, welcoming all from Eastern Long Island and beyond.
Designed by Hamptons-based architects T-Arch Studio, Little Beach Harvest was designed as a modern trading post featuring organic aesthetics with natural stone and light wood elements reflective of the Nation’s connection to their land. Tribal citizens worked closely with architects to intentionally use Indigenous wood, such as cedar. The Shinnecock Nation Environmental Department, Natural Resources Department, and Cultural Enrichment Department also worked closely with project management teams DNA Multi Services, LLC, J2H Partners, and Rycon Construction, Inc. to ensure proper Tribal protocols were followed before land clearing. Indigenous plants were incorporated into the landscape design under the direction of a Shinnecock ethnobotanist. Tribal citizens also consulted on interior design elements reflective of Shinnecock culture.
About Little Beach Harvest and Shinnecock Indian Nation
Shinnecock Indian Nation is a federally recognized Native American tribe located on its ancestral territory on Long Island, N.Y. The multi-year development of Little Beach Harvest creates a unique cannabis destination in the Hamptons. Little Beach Harvest is wholly owned and operated by the Shinnecock Nation on its sovereign land. The Shinnecock Cannabis Regulatory Division regulates Little Beach Harvest under the Shinnecock Nation’s Tribal cannabis laws. Little Beach Harvest’s mission is to provide an alternative, natural way of healing while creating economic prosperity and sustainability for the community. The dispensary will offer a wide variety of adult-use cannabis products, plus community outreach, education, and social events centered around plant medicines. www.LittleBeachHarvest.co.