BRADLEY — Despite a packed Bradley Village Board meeting room with what appeared to be those opposed to a second marijuana dispensary being located in Bradley, the village may now be home to two such establishments.
At Monday’s board meeting, the village board voted 6-0 to approve a special use permit for Deer Park Partners LLC of Highland Park to operate a retail marijuana business.
The request from Deer Park principal Mike Phillips was approved for the site at 1300 Locke Drive, the vacant site which had most recently been the home of The Salvation Army Thrift Store and prior to that, an Aldi grocery store. The request had already received approval from the Bradley Planning Commission on March 1 by a 5-1 vote.
After Monday’s meeting, Phillips said the next task is to get approval from the state regarding the site plan and security measures before issuing a dispensary license.
He is hopeful the site can be operational yet this year. At a previous meeting, he said there are plans to invest an estimated $1 million into the location. He will be leasing about half of the 17,000-square-foot property from PSI Inc., a Kankakee-based construction company, which purchased the location about 18