St. Charles’ second recreational marijuana dispensary plans to locate in the Randall Plaza shopping center on the city’s west side.
The St. Charles Plan Commission plans to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 on plans for Consume Cannabis of St. Charles to locate in a 4,146-square-foot space at 584 South Randall Road that formerly housed a sports bar. Syrup restaurant and La Huerta Market are other businesses located in the shopping center.
The Plan Commission with decide whether to approve the special use application. The commission’s recommendation will then go to the St. Charles City Council’s Planning and Development Committee and then to the full City Council.
Aldermen had previously voted 6-3 to allow recreational marijuana dispensaries to locate in the city. As part of the city’s rules, two recreational marijuana dispensaries can locate in the city – one on the east side and one on the west side of the Fox River.
The city’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, Zen Leaf, opened last year in the former Jared Jewelry store in the Main Street Commons shopping center in St. Charles. In 2020, Zen Leaf began selling recreational marijuana at its dispensary at 3714 Illinois Ave. after St. Charles aldermen gave them