East Bay city adds its first downtown cannabis dispensary – East Bay Times

ANTIOCH — Antioch has approved its first downtown cannabis dispensary after revisiting a proposal that was denied weeks earlier.

Mayor Lamar Thorpe brought back the item to the council after a check with the city’s legal team revealed that City Councilwoman Monica Wilson did not need to recuse herself at the previous hearing, which failed on a split vote.

Located at G and Third streets at the site of a former dance studio, the FUEL retail dispensary will sell cannabis and products but not include a delivery service. The store will operate out of 1,500 square feet in the northeast corner of the quarter-acre property, according to the applicant, SRV, and its affiliate, Sean McCauley Investments, which owns the buildings there.

McCauley, a developer who has helped bring in several successful restaurants and other businesses to Antioch’s downtown in recent years, on Tuesday reiterated his reasons for applying for a cannabis permit.

“One of the main reasons why I want to do this is just to create foot traffic for the downtown district,” McCauley told the council. “So, I know there’s a lot of dispensaries around, but this one obviously is important to us in the downtown district and that’s the

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