A second recreational marijuana dispensary has been given approval to open in St. Charles.
A majority of city alderman this week recommended approval of a special use application for Consume Cannabis of St. Charles to operate in a 4,146-square-foot former sports bar location at 584 S. Randall Road.
Aldermen Ron Silkaitis if the 1st Ward and Rita Payleitner of the 2nd Ward cast the only “no” votes. Both opposed allowing recreational marijuana dispensaries in the city in a 2019 vote.
“I still don’t believe we need this in St. Charles,” Silkaitis had previously said. “It is not what our image is about, in my opinion.”
The dispensary plans to open in the Randall Plaza shopping center on the city’s west side. In October, the majority of city plan commissioners recommended approval of the special use application, with the condition that crosswalks, stop signs or speed bumps be installed to help control traffic flow and to increase safety for pedestrians.
Under St. Charles regulations, two recreational marijuana dispensaries can operate in the city — one on the east side of the Fox River and another on the west side.