Riverside trustees voted unanimously on Nov. 18 to approve selling property the village owns at 2710 Harlem Ave. in order to unlock a deal to bring an adult-use cannabis dispensary to the property immediately to the north at 2704 Harlem Ave.
The village will sell the narrow commercial parcel at 2710 Harlem Ave., which formerly housed a dry cleaning business, to Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, who owns the properties on either side of that parcel.
Nourahmadi has long been interested in acquiring the vacant village-owned parcel for parking for the strip mall at 2720 Harlem Ave., which Nourahmadi also owns and houses his Shining Smiles dental practice and other businesses.
2704 Harlem Ave., Riverside | Bob Uphues/Editor
The village has been reluctant to sell absent a plan that would include a retail sales tax-producing business. Nourahmadi now appears to have met that bar.
Nourahmadi’s plans to sell the property at 2704 Harlem Ave., which now houses a COVID-19 testing center, to Mint IL LLC, which intends to remodel the existing building and operate a dispensary there.
The tentative closing date for that sale is Feb. 4, 2022, according to Riverside Village Manager