Hoboken’s now infamous Story Dispensary has made quite a name for itself all before even reaching the Hoboken Planning Board.
Not ringing a bell? It’s the one whose landlord is linked to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and his wife and has prompted a wave of “not in my backyard” outcries and a series of reforms to Hoboken’s cannabis laws that will make it harder to open a dispensary here.
On Thursday it will become the first recreational dispensary reviewed by the Hoboken’s Planning Board.
On Monday a councilwoman who is dead-set against the proposed Story location said the Fulops may benefit from some changes in Hoboken zoning laws related to the property where the dispensary would be located ― the former Hudson Tavern at 51-53 14th Street.
The ground-floor unit is owned an LLC registered to Drew Nussbaum, treasurer of the well-funded, Fulop-linked super PAC Coalition for Progress, and he’s also a business partner of Jaclyn Fulop.
Nussbaum and Jaclyn Fulop are co-owners of the chain of Exchange Place Physical Therapy facilities, and according to a lawsuit, they executed the $1.8 million mortgage on the Hoboken property.
Hoboken Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher pointed out the connections to residents in a newsletter this week as she