MATTOON — A request for a cannabis dispensary to be able to open in the former Long John Silver’s building is now set to be considered by the Mattoon City Council.
This follows the Mattoon Planning Commission voting 6-1 Tuesday evening to recommend that the council approve the special use permit petition for the dispensary. The petition is set to be on the agenda for the council’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in City Hall.
The petition was presented at the commission’s public hearing by Mitch Zaveduk, vice president for real estate at Justice Cannabis Co. Justice Cannabis would partner to operate the Mattoon dispensary with TC AppliCo, which would be the license holder. He said Justice Cannabis was founded in Chicago in 2014, operates dispensaries under the Bloc Dispensary name in five other states, and has an Illinois cultivation facility in Edgewood.
“We are able to supply our own stores and sell our own products,” Zaveduk said of Justice Cannabis.
Zaveduk said the former Long John Silver’s, 1208 Charleston Ave., has more than enough parking and traffic flow capacity for a Bloc Dispensary. He said 85% of their customers pre-order products online and