Judge dismisses former Normal council member’s lawsuit over cannabis dispensary permit – The Pantagraph

Mateusz Janik

NORMAL — A case was dismissed last month for a former town trustee who sued the Town of Normal after it approved a special-use permit for a new cannabis dispensary.

McLean County Judge Rebecca Foley dismissed Jeff Fritzen’s lawsuit against the town and High Haven Dispensary on Dec. 26. The suit was first filed June 12.

The suit came after the town council in May approved a special-use zoning permit for a cannabis dispensary. The permit would allow High Haven to operate at 106 Mall Drive, the site of the former Mandarin Garden House Restaurant.

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The council initially voted 6-1 in February against High Haven’s application after concerns were raised about traffic congestion and the impact the business would have on families visiting stores nearby. The site is near the Shoppes at College Hills.

The High Haven dispensary is set to open at 106 Mall Drive, in the building occupied by the Mandarin Garden House Restaurant.

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High Haven then filed for another special-use permit in March, including more security parameters

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