A legal cannabis dispensary could be coming to Richmond soon, but a couple rounds of approval will be needed.
The village is slated to consider a zoning change on Aug. 22. If approved, the move would lay the groundwork for a dispensary to come back and request a special use permit to open up shop, Village President Toni Wardanian said.
The dispensary is being proposed by 280 E LLC, an apparent reference to the U.S. tax code that disallows deductions for trading in controlled substances.
According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s website, 280 E LLC is owned by Bryan Zises. He has been in ownership of other dispensaries in Chicago, Wardanian said. In its current form, the dispensary would just be recreational, and not medical.
“This isn’t like a fly-by night brand who doesn’t know what he’s doing,” Wardanian said. “This is a solid [business] who runs a tight, clean ship.”
The land is located near Swallow Ridge Drive and Route 12 and is partially zoned correctly for this kind of business, Wardanian said. Two of the three lots the business is looking at are zoned accordingly, with one, which is a pond, needing to be rezoned.
That area also is close to a
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