SALINE, MI – A beloved Saline ice cream shop has closed, but plans continue to make the space the city’s first marijuana dispensary.
Mickey’s Dairy Twist, 751 West Michigan Ave., announced on its Facebook page on June 12 that the business has permanently closed.
“We cannot thank you all enough for all of your support these last few days and over the years,” the post reads.
The building has been sold to AM & BH Industries, LLC, which plans to transform the location into a medical marijuana dispensary while also pursuing permits to sell adult-use, recreational cannabis as well. The developer plans to keep the building’s 1,350-square-foot footprint, and demolish the residential building on the lot for parking.
Despite some backlash from community members, the Saline City Council granted a zoning permit for the location in May. This permit allows the plans to proceed to the final stages with city planners.
Before work can begin, though, developers must submit a final site plan to the city’s planning commission, Saline Mayor Brian Marl said. The potential dispensary’s location, however, does fall