Black- And Latina-Owned Dispensary Could Come To Logan Square – Block Club Chicago

LOGAN SQUARE — A dispensary from a Black- and Latina-led ownership team could take over a vacant storefront in Logan Square.

Owners of KWB 1, LLC want to open the dispensary at 2810 W. Fullerton Ave., an old doctor’s office that’s been vacant since at least 2020. Representatives for the company filed a special-use application with the Zoning Board of Appeals Oct. 5, records show.

The building is about two and a half blocks from Ascend’s Logan Square location, formerly MOCA, 2367 N. Milwaukee Ave. It’s also about 10 blocks from Grasshopper Club, the city’s first Black-owned dispensary inside the old Logan Square Trust & Savings Bank building, 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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While state law bars certain cannabis shops from being within 1,500 feet of each other, dispensaries with social equity licenses can set up within 1,500 feet of shops without social equity licenses, according to the city’s Cannabis Zoning Ordinance. Ascend is not a minority-owned company.

KWB 1’s ownership is a three-person team — two Black men and one Latina woman — with experience in customer service and the cannabis industry, said

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