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[Photo by Nancy McClain] The circa-1969 gas station at 2366 Ashland St., Ashland, was remodeled last year to accommodate a marijuana dispensary and food trucks.

Historical gas station remodeled for modern gathering space

A new business proposed on the site of a historical gas station in Ashland seeks to combine food trucks and a cannabis dispensary to create a unique gathering place.

Brandon Goldman, Planning Manager of the Ashland Community Development Department, said the business owner has applied with the city to put two food carts, a bike rack, a seating area and a fire pit at 2366 Ashland St., with a marijuana dispensary in the main building. The name would be Kingston Cannabis.

“A one-stop shop for munchies and, uh, the thing itself,” Goldman said.

The application is still in the public comment period, but city staff are recommending approval, Goldman said.

The Planning Commission has been discussing making it easier for food trucks to come to Ashland, Goldman said. Food carts looking to operate in the city have to apply for conditional use permits 45 days in advance.

Goldman acknowledged that because food carts are mobile in nature,

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