On Wednesday, May 8th, The Travel Agency: A Cannabis Store will make history as the first cannabis retailer in New York State to open a third branded and licensed dispensary. Known as The Travel Agency Fifth Avenue, the new location will also be the inaugural store of its kind in the heart of New York’s most famous shopping district, between the Manhattan icons of Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal, a prime destination for entertainment, fashion, and tourism.

The Travel Agency And Terrapin Greens LLC Partner To Launch The Travel Agency Fifth Avenue

The Travel Agency’s founders, Arana Hankin-Biggers and Paul Yau, announced the latest development from their premier retail brand. For the new store, continuing their commitment to supporting community and social equity in the cannabis industry, The Travel Agency is partnering with CAURD licensee Chris T. Concannon, the founder of Terrapin Greens LLC. Concannon, the founder and owner of a successful family business in the financial printing sector, has operated his non-cannabis entity since 1996. His path to cannabis licensure reflects the transformative power of legalization; he was arrested for cannabis possession in his early twenties and later became a serial entrepreneur. 

“It’s an incredible honor for us to partner and bring legal adult-use cannabis to one of the most iconic blocks in New York City,” Hankin-Biggers exclaims. “We are equally proud that across our three branded dispensaries we have been able to employ more than 200 people, providing good paying jobs, benefits, and opportunities for advancement in this exciting, burgeoning industry.”

Concannon says, “The Travel Agency Fifth Avenue will be inclusive to all, including New Yorkers who frequent the area, but also to tourists visiting the greatest city on Earth. Whether you’re a cannabis enthusiast, or it’s your first encounter with the plant, we want our customers to know that they will have a personalized experience that caters to their needs. Being located on the most iconic shopping corridor, we hope to further destigmatize the consumption of cannabis, while communicating to the world that cannabis can be synonymous with luxury.”

Display kiosks at The Travel Agency (C) The Travel Agency

Where Is The Travel Agency Fifth Avenue Located In New York City?

Centrally located at 587 Fifth Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets, the new store is next door to H&M’s flagship and across the street from Sephora, easily accessible via subway stations including Grand Central Terminal and the 47th-50th Rockefeller Center station. Designed by award-winning firm Leong Leong, the 3,300-square-foot immersive space will transport customers to a far-off destination by simply walking through the door.

New Yorkers can expect the same premium experience and personalized service that Concannon describes and that has made The Travel Agency’s dispensaries favorites among the state’s licensed retailers. Standout elements include superior and captivating design, the best curated selection of top-quality cannabis products covering all categories from local and national brands, and the state’s most knowledgeable budtenders.

“Our vision for The Travel Agency is to deliver a unique and elevated cannabis experience to New Yorkers, and through our partnerships with CAURD licensees we’ve also been able to deliver on this promise at scale and support social equity,” co-founder Paul Yau shares.

What Makes The Travel Agency One Of New York's Most Successful Cannabis Retailers?

Since launching in February 2023, The Travel Agency branded dispensaries have enjoyed great success as destinations for consumers from the canna-curious to seasoned connoisseurs alike. High points from the retailer’s incredible first year include winning three Clio Cannabis Awards for retail, brand design, and public relations and featuring in national outlets from the New York Times to ABC News. The dispensary has also hosted multiple celebrity shoppers and guest budtenders such as acclaimed actress and writer Amy Sedaris. Noted cannabis advocate and comedian Sarah Silverman memorably brought The Daily Show to film a segment at the store during her hosting stint. 

The Travel Agency Fifth Avenue opens on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 9AM. Visitors will be welcome seven days a week during operating hours, 9AM-11PM (Sunday to Thursday) and 9AM to midnight (Friday and Saturday). Payments can be made via credit, debit, and cash. Consumers can conveniently place orders through the store’s website, thetravelagency.co, or in person at 587 Fifth Avenue.

Where Are The Travel Agency's Locations?

The Travel Agency Union Square

The Doe Store LLC | OCM-CAURD-23-000003

835 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Travel Agency Downtown Brooklyn


122 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Travel Agency Fifth Avenue

Terrapin Greens LLC | OCM-CAURD-24-000125

587 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017

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Featured image: One of The Travel Agency's retail displays (C) The Travel Agency