Peninsula Alternative Health expanding into wellness center at new Salisbury location
SALISBURY, Md.- The COVID-19 pandemic hurt many small businesses across the nation, causing some to even close. But one business owner in Salisbury is actually expanding his business during this time.
“I feel like we had a lot of steam going in, and COVID to happen and really put the breaks on a lot of things. It’s incredibly scary, but I’m really confident that now more than ever that what we’re doing is needed,” Anthony Darby, CEO of Peninsula Alternative Health, said.
Darby said while the coronavirus pandemic put a strain on his medical cannabis industry, he also used this time to plan for his new building on Mt. Hermon Road in Salisbury.
“Much more efficient, the amenities are much better for our patients, so we’re really excited to provide them with the service,” Darby said.
This new wellness center will provide different services that his current Salisbury location doesn’t.
The community can expect educational events such as yoga, private consultations and counseling, and a handicap specific cashier station.
“I think it’s going to be a really great tool for our community to distress and to practice wellness in a way that no one else is offering right now,” Darby said.
Bill Chambers, President and CEO of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, agrees with Darby and thinks this new addition could make the city a focal point on Delmarva with all it offers.
“It’s inspiring that a great individual in Anthony that’s taking the bull by the horns, and taking chances as entrepreneur, but he’s also addressing a huge need,” Chambers said.
Despite COVID-19 throwing some curve balls into the planning process of this new space, Darby really hopes that the community sees what he’s trying to do at the wellness center.
“It’s a total holistic package, that’s what I know, what I believe in, we’ve got proven models of patients getting better every single day, and I feel like I can actually execute on this model now with this space,” Darby said.
Darby said he hopes to open the new space in August.
He adds he already has grown in staff. They will be past 25 employees by the time the center opens.