Red Bank continues to see a diverse set of small businesses, with the newest one opening its doors for business on 12 Monmouth Street. The Green Room officially opened for business yesterday, August 21, being the first CBD shop in downtown Red Bank. We stopped by the new location to check it out, as well as speaking to its owner — Darek Michael Wajda.
After successfully launching other locations in Montclair and Hoboken, Wajda set his eyes on the Jersey Shore. Just opening a brand-new business is an accomplishment of its own, considering the challenges many have faced since the beginning of the pandemic.
The CBD shop features an assortment of CBD products ranging from meal replacement powders, to edible sweets, and even pet treats! The shop takes pride in offering high-quality products, educating customers around CBD, and making proper recommendations. Wajda is especially passionate about interactions with customers, especially those who are curious. “When I started working in the CBD industry and I got to help people one on one again, it really inspired me and I’ve been opening up these locations up for the people who really need cannabis products, need CBD products that can help them with their daily regimen,” Wajda explains.
Beyond its range of CBD products, the location also sells t-shirts and features outstanding artwork by one of his close friends. It’s quite telling, as the artworks from @artbybash featured at the location are colorful, and even one of them is inspired by a local music legend we all know too well around the Jersey Shore.
With The Green Room finally open, it’s without question one of the more unique businesses in town. You can visit them right now over on 12 Monmouth Street! Better yet, the shop is offering a 15% discount on any purchase through the first month they’re open — so it’s more reason to check them out now!