TerpsArmy, a Barcelona-based Cannabis Social Club, will soon open a coffeeshop in Amsterdam.
TerpsArmy had been speculated to be coming to Amsterdam for several months, but where they would end up remained a mystery. They established a new Instagram account, @TerpsArmyAmsterdam, which is still empty as of the time this article was published.
TerpsArmy takeover of Amsterdam coffeeshop, El Guapo
This week, TerpsArmy arrived in Amsterdam to begin renovating the now-closed Coffeeshop El Guapo.
Coffeeshop TerpsArmy will be situated at Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 32HS, 1012 NH Amsterdam, the former location of El Guapo.
Why didn’t TerpsArmy just open a new coffeeshop?
The takeover of coffeeshops is becoming more popular these days. This is probably because the Netherlands government does not issue new coffeeshop licenses. To open a new marijuana retailer in Holland, a license from a previous owner must be purchased. Through a grey area, the old ownership is able to add a new owner on an existing license. They then remove themselves as an owner, and voila, a new coffeeshop is born. No new license are issued unless for extraordinary circumstances.