The planning board in South Toms River has given its approval for a partial demolition and renovation of a derelict building on Atlantic City Boulevard (Route 9) that will house retail space, including a cannabis dispensary.
Whether or not the space has been leased to a client yet or not is unknown, however the board approved an application by STRKEY Properties, LLC, based in Freehold, to open a retail complex at 225 Atlantic City Boulevard that would include one. Coincidentally, the block and lot number assigned on the county tax map to the property is “Block 4, Lot 20,” emblematic of the international cannabis meme “420.”
The property is located within eyeshot – just to the west – of The Social Leaf, the county’s first recreational cannabis dispensary, which opened in July. The latest property would be located on the opposite side of Route 9, slightly closer to the bridge connecting Toms River Township and South Toms River.