Broadview Board OKs Cannabis Dispensary Owned By Retired NBA Players – Village Free Press |

The vacant commercial storefront property at 1516 W. Roosevelt Rd. In Broadview, which could become a cannabis dispensary if all goes according to the developer’s plans. | File 

Sunday, June 26, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

A cannabis dispensary operator owned by retired NBA players Al Harrington and Allen Iverson moved a step closer to opening a dispensary in Broadview last week.

During a regular meeting on June 21, the Broadview village board voted unanimously to grant a special use to Viola Brands for the operation of a cannabis dispensary at 1516 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview.

The vote happened two weeks after the village’s zoning and planning board voted unanimously on June 7 to recommend that the village board vote in favor of the request.

Broadview village officials passed ordinances in 2019 that allow for the operation of two dispensaries — one in the Roosevelt Road commercial district and another in the Broadview Village Square shopping area — and a cultivation center in overlay district within an area zoned industrial.

Last year, Helios Labs, a licensed craft grower, announced that they

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