The former site of Graziano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria has been chosen … – Chicago Tribune

Two cannabis companies are working together and seeking to convert the former Graziano’s Brick Oven Pizza in Niles into a dispensary, according to the chief operating officer of one of the companies.

Tim O’Hern, COO of Nature’s Grace and Wellness, told Pioneer Press his company and the Illinois Cannabis Company are working together to open what would be Niles’ second cannabis dispensary. He said while there isn’t a firm timeline and there hasn’t been a decision on what to name the store, he is hoping for a spring or early summer opening.


Niles’ first dispensary, Rise, located at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Golf Road, opened its doors in 2020. Mitch Johnson, communications and multimedia coordinator for the village of Niles, told Pioneer Press the village’s second cannabis district was approved by the village board in June 2022 and that various parties have shown interest in opening a dispensary since then.

Charles Ostman, Niles’ former community development director who has since retired, signed a conditional approval for O’Hern and ICC to open a dispensary at 5960 West Touhy Avenue on Sept. 18. O’Hern submitted the application for the dispensary on May 23.O’Hern said he is now waiting for the village to

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